Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Clemson's Stanley ready to roll again

Kyle Stanley is trying to de-clutter.

Since his emotional two-week career-changing turn in February -- when he lost a big lead and the Farmers Insurance Classic one weekend only to rally from behind to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open a week later -- Stanley has been coping with changes on and off the course.

He became a star, a player in demand, and it's required an adjustment.

In his last four starts, Stanley has missed two cuts and not finished inside the top 50 in the other two events. He's hoping the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town will be a renewal of sorts for him.

"I've had a lot going on off the golf course, a lot of's been hard for me to focus on what I'm doing," Stanley, a former Clemson All-American, said. "We're making some changes, some adjustments. We're in a pretty good spot right now."

Stanley lives just off the island at Hilton Head, having developed a fondness for the area while in college. He also vacationed in the area as a kid, making the trip with his family from Gig Harbor, Wash.

Stanley won the Junior Heritage several years ago and likes the vibe of being back at Hilton Head. He's struggled with his short game in recent weeks but is intent on fixing that.

"I just haven't been very comfortable on the greens," Stanley said. "I'm probably thinking a little bit too much, overanalyzing some things. I just need to get back to my instincts a bit."


Anonymous said...

I like this guy, I think he can be a very good player like we saw the first two weeks-