Justin Rose has experienced a poor run of form in recent months but he is packing his golf clothing for the AT&T National with high hopes of a good finish.
The Brit heads to the event in Pennsylvania this week as defending champion, but he is on a run of three missed cuts in a row.
Rose was the in-form player 12 months ago, picking up his first PGA Tour victory at Muirfield Village and claiming victory at Aronimink two weeks later.
"It's pretty much the polar opposite to last year really," the 30-year-old noted.
"The last few weeks I've run into a bit of trouble, but I guess in some ways I come in with sort of no expectation, which can be a good thing."
Rose can regularly be seen in his Adidas golf clothing working on his game on the driving range and out on course.
"I feel like I'm working on a few areas of my game right now. The game is not bad and the results could sort of pop out at any point I feel."
The Brit is hoping to arrest his recent slide down the world rankings which sees him placed at 31st.