World number three Luke Donald is hoping that the delayed start to his 2013 PGA Tour campaign will work in his favour.
The Briton has targeted a repeat of his successful 2011 campaign, during which he claimed four titles despite getting off to a late start.
"Obviously it's a little bit of a late start for me this year," he told reporters ahead of this week's Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.
"It's something I did back in 2011, and it worked very well for me back then. You know, it's been a long year... and it's hard to find time where you can actually work on your swing to try and make some improvements with your game.
"So I took a decent amount of time off but I feel rested, I feel ready to go. I've been working hard on the swing, and I'm looking forward to starting again here this week."
Donald has not featured in a competitive golfing tournament since November last year.