“He was a mentor a long time ago, because he taught me the goal was to shave a shot off. We sat down one night and he said, 'Just cut one shot off every round you play.' And I said, How would you do that, by making another 5‑foot putt somewhere?' He said, 'No, that's not what I see. I think you need to play the par 5s differently,' and I started listening to that and I started playing a little smarter and I started to cut off some shots that had nothing to do with making 5‑foot putts because that's just part of playing golf.”
--Fred Couples on what he learned from Raymond Floyd.