"Dean Hiroshi Wilson" is an United States/American professional golfer.

Wilson was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He turned professional in 1992 after graduating from Brigham Young University and has won six times on the Japan Golf Tour and once on the PGA Tour. After a poor 2009 season Wilson lost his PGA Tour playing rights. He regained full tour status in 2010 while starting outside top 150 from previous year’s money list. Wilson has not played a full season since 2011.

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I'd rather be known as the guy that won a tournament than the guy that played with Annika. It doesn't bother me, but I guess I have to do something. I have to win.

It's a different ball game. I'm trying to hit it a little farther. It's just not as easy as it seems.

Fortunately, I remembered a lot of the shots that I played and my strategy, so I'm kind of going about the same thing this year.

[Meanwhile Wilson and Sorenstam have developed a friendship. He has visited her three times in the last year, they talk on the phone two or three times a month, and they frequently exchange text messages and e-mail.] We're both friendly people, ... We're about the same age, we're both with Callaway, and we have a lot of mutual friends.

I like to see where guys can mix it up, where you might have a guy that's not so long going against a guy that hits a long way. It's tough to compete against the long hitters. You may be able to get them over 18 holes, but 72 ... it's pretty tough.

It was a privilege to be part of that.

That's nice to have the three birdies to finish up, hopefully that will give me some momentum.

The first nine holes, I played really well. I don't think I missed a fairway or green. I had some good momentum to build on.

It was a bit discouraging (Thursday), but I knew it was the first round and there's a lot of holes to go. So, for some reason, I was still calm. There are a couple of holes here that can jump up and bite you. You've just got to try to learn how to stay a little more patient and not get ahead of yourself.