Last month at Poppy Hills an early-morning sun streamed through the pines as Tiziani prepared to tee off in the first round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. There was a smattering of applause from a handful of fans when he was introduced. A police siren in the distance disturbed the scene, but Tiziani seemed not to notice. He rifled his drive down the left-center of the fairway, leaving himself a perfect approach. As he strode down the fairway, he had every reason to believe that this year would be better than any other in his career.