The world No. 7 will feature in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Mesquite, Nevada, from September 27 to October 1, becoming the first PGA Tour professional to do so.
However, before then, he will be making his second appearance for Team USA at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, from September 24-26.
But in spending hours on the driving range, the 27-year-old admits that he has damaged his hands.
“Not necessarily by going out and playing golf because you can catch a sprinkler head or catch a bad break or bad wind. On Flightscope, you can see the ball speed number. And when you obtain a ball speed number, it’s so different and unique.
“It’s like a shot-putter shot-putting a new record number. You’re trying to find that full potential to break through.”
Although his distance training has clearly impacted his body, juggling it and his preparation for the Ryder Cup isn’t an unusual experience.
“I do it every week,” he says. “Is it daunting? Hell yeah.
“At first, when I was trying to do it last year, it was very scary. But now that I’ve been through it and experienced the worst pains from it and the most relaxed state of it where I’m not doing any speed training, I know how to kind of balance it — for the most part. Why not go hard at life and do both?”