They say that in baseball, momentum goes as far as the next day's pitcher.
In golf, it can be even more fickle. A golfer can be great one day and fall apart the next, especially in majors. Rod Pampling is perhaps the most famous example. In the 1999 British Open, he went from first-round leader to missing the cut after the second round.
Tiger Woods knows about these troubles as well, having trouble putting together consistent rounds since his Thanksgiving weekend debacle a few years ago.
The tide seems to be turning though, as Woods and others appear to be reaching another level in their games heading into this week's U.S. Open at Olympic Club. Their strong play has to make them the favorites heading into California.
Which golfers appear to be hitting on all cylinders heading into the second major of 2012?
Let's take a look.