"Get the blade on the ball."
"Picture the swing."
"The setup is everything."
"Take it back slow."
"Speed is in the feel."
When Miller hits a golf ball, he goes through a process "like feeding a computer." As in:
"I know the lie, the wind, the distance and the club. I set up. I get comfortable. I tell myself to take it back slow. To keep my head still. The final thing I do is picture the swing I want to make."
Many notations have been made by Andy Martinez, who has been Miller's caddie for three years. "Put down 'Don't rush it,' " Miller may have said during a round, and Martinez would produce the envelope and record the thought.
Miller is not establishing himself as the alltime authority on shotmaking, a Harry Vardon from Napa valley. "But I think I do know a lot about the swing, and I think I know myself," he says.
On that subject, he observes: "I think I'm as good a player as anybody has been for my age. I don't know how much better I can be. Experience is what improves you. I've only been out here 4� years."