I saw this story from a few months ago about Hal Sutton on the Palm Beach Post Web site, and it reminded me of what he said during a telephone press conference last year as he prepared to tee off in the Administaff Small Business Classic.
It was his first completed golf tournament in about four years, and he finished tied for 23rd. Not bad.
The night before the tournament, he said it was going to be a slow process, taking it one step at a time.
"I tee off at noon tomorrow," Sutton said. "Right now my mindset's trying to hit the fairway. We'll move on to the next shot after that."
So, after "sticking his toe in the water" on the 2008 Champions Tour, Sutton is wading through a pretty full schedule of events this year.
Last week, he finished tied for 51st at the 3M Championship after a poor second round. But he's done well overall this year, finishing tied for third in April at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.