Question: Why did you quit your job as a NASA scientist to become a golf instructor?
Answer: I realized I'm a golf nut who loves physics rather than a physicist who loves golf.
Q: Why do you focus exclusively on the short game?
A: All I'm doing is fishing where the fish are.
Q: What is your star pupil Phil Mickelson really like?
A: He's a class act. It's unbelievably enjoyable to work with him.
Q: What's your secret to helping Mickelson prepare for the Masters?
A: It's so hard to chip because the greens are so fast. You have to hit the ball perfectly in the right spot. We've got notes from the last three years.
Q: Have you ever played Augusta National?
A: Once. I'm standing on the first tee and notice there are no wedges and no putter in my bag. I played the whole day putting with a driver.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times