Rory McIlroy knows the difference between winning and losing golf tournaments is razor thin.
That's why he - and the rest of the game's elite - take the percentage play to get the lowest score possible given any situation.
It's an approach that is often overlooked. Us amateur hacks will at times try and play the hero shot when in fact a more restrained approach is necessary.
There is a member at my golf club who rubbishes this theory. When I'm at the pearly gates, he says, I don't want to say I laid up on every par-5.
It's an admirable approach in many ways but often leads to said member blowing up as he attempts to play simply ridiculous shots in a bid to win.
McIlroy, 32, a TaylorMade staffer, recently joined Andy Proudman and Piers Ward on their YouTube channel to film some content.
There, he discussed how he could save amateurs at least 10 shots per round if he were to caddie for them just based on decision making.
Clearly, McIlroy could be alluding to the time he was convinced to hold fire, take a breather and assess the situation at Wells Fargo in 2021.
McIlroy's drive on the final hole left him in a penalty area. McIlroy wanted to go for it but his caddie Harry Diamond convinced him to take a drop.
The Northern Irishman later credited Diamond with the win. McIlroy said at the time: "So he sort of calmed me down and slowed me down a little bit and said, 'Pal, let's just think about this a little bit.'"