Tom Kite doesn't mince words. He keeps reality in focus.
We are fallen people living in a fallen world. Adversity will come, along with triumph.
The key, according to Kite, is not straying too far in the wrong direction. In golf, that could refer to a cut instead of a slice.
Kite's career tells the story of consistency.
In a little more than four years, Kite has made the cut in all but one of the 106 Champions Tour events he has entered. He has the best current streak of years (11) making the Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the top-30 money leaders on the tour for golfers 50 and older.
Kite will be the honored guest for the Breakfast of Champions on Tuesday at the Balboa Bay Club. Three days later he is scheduled to tee off in the 17th Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club.
Kite comes off a year he called inconsistent. He had shoulder surgery at the end of 2009 and said he developed some bad habits that he's trying to work through. He still had seven top-10 finishes last year, including two solo thirds.