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Being more serious does not translate to better golf. The best tour players in the world work hard to keep their routines the same – diet, mental, warm up. It may seem needlessly redundant but remember, it’s extremely important to not shock your body in any way. One of the many reasons the pros play so well under pressure is that they treat all rounds equally, without fail.
If you normally hit half a bucket, 10 chips and a handful of putts, don't change. I'm not advocating those numbers as ideal. But as stated earlier, the day of a tournament is not the time to overhaul your routine. I believe to play your best, there are optimal practice habits. Give yourself adequate time for your body to get into the swing of things. The numbers are unique from person to person but play around with it until you find what works best for you.Warm up
Here’s my routine