Jason Day is confident he can eclipse his world-beating 2015 season having already notched dual victories on the PGA Tour this year.
The World No.7 arrives at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, which he won in 2016, fresh off a victory at last week's Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.
Combined with a sudden-death win at Torrey Pines in January and a runner-up at the Pebble Beach Pro Am, Day senses another purple patch coming on.
The 30-year-old says his game feels as sharp as it did in 2015, when he went on a remarkable run of five wins from 17 starts.
That included a maiden major title at the US PGA Championship and a debut stint as World No.1.
Now, Day feels he can take it up another gear.
"Looking at it right now I feel like I can; I can play just as good if not better than 2015, for sure," Day told AAP at TPC Sawgrass.
"That's a pretty hard task to accomplish, but if I don't set myself up to beat it then I won’t.
"I have to believe and trust in myself that I can pull it off."
The stats certainly support Day's claim.
The Ohio-based Queenslander leads the PGA Tour in a number of categories, including strokes gained overall and putting.
Day is also fourth for strokes gained around the greens, while enjoying an average driving distance of 310.7 yards and finding more than 63 percent of fairways.
"The way I'm hitting the golf ball, and the way things are progressing with the short game, I think I'm really close to playing some of the best golf of my life " Day said.
"This year I'm off to a good start, but the best year I've had was five wins and I want to beat that.
"It's easier said than done, so I've got to keep working hard and treat each week like I haven't won this year."
Day, who won the 2016 edition by four shots, says he is eager to begin his quest for a second Players Championship title.
Victory this week would place him alongside Steve Elkington (1991, 1997) as the only Australians with multiple victories at TPC Sawgrass.
"I'm excited about it; (the Players) gets closer to a major championship feel every single year that we play," Day said.
Rounding out a six-man Australian contingent is 2004 Players champion Adam Scott, World No.16 Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Geoff Ogilvy and Rod Pampling.
Leishman, who jagged two US Tour titles last year during a breakout season, is hungry to improve his record of just one top-10 result from eight previous starts at golf's unofficial fifth major.
"I've prepared a lot better this year; mentally I'm fresh and ready to go," Leishman said.
- Evin Priest, Australian Associated Press