Let me start off by saying, No, I do not know where Tiger Woods is. That seems to be the first question I get from anyone who knows I play golf. He seems to have gotten in a bit of a mess, but I guarantee he will be back to dominating the golf world very soon, and may even be adding another green jacket to his wardrobe in April.
My offseason has been a lot less exciting than that of Tiger Woods. I was able to enjoy quite a bit of time down in Murrells Inlet at my parents' new home for the holidays. For the first time in my 28 years we had to send Santa Claus a different address to deliver his gifts, but he found his way to the chimney of the new home.
Christmas was truly amazing - a day that I was really able to understand how blessed I am to get to do what I do, and how blessed we all are to be with friends and family who love us! And Santa was very good to me once again this year. He's a pretty good fella!
After Christmas, I headed back down to Florida to get ready for our New Year's gathering. I was lucky to have some of my closest friends and some family come down to my house again this year to bring in 2010 together. Between the softball games, hummer limo, karaoke, bowling and football, we were somehow able to find a way to have a good time.
Now I am on my bowl game stretch. I went to see my Gamecocks play in the Papajohns.com Bowl down in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, and went to the Fiesta Bowl on Monday. Although my Gamecocks didn't show up to play, it's still good to be a Gamecock!
In all of the fun, I have been able to get in some good practice and get ready for the season. I have about a month and a half before I'm in the competitive scene again, but I have some good work to get in to compete with the girls out there.
I will leave Feb. 14 to start my first three weeks of the season in Thailand, Singapore, then Australia.
I have enjoyed my offseason, but am definitely ready to get started back up again and ready to chase my first win on tour.
I hope each of you had an amazing holiday season and Happy New Year!