It was the byproduct of a year in which he dropped from 24th in the world to 121st, one which saw him struggle so much with the psychological issue of taking the club back that he withdrew from the Open Championship.
“It was an interesting year last year,” Karlsson admitted Saturday. “It was quite a year playing Augusta in April and playing Q-School second stage even in November. So, yes I've learned to take the good with the bad.”
This week’s Wells Fargo Championship has brought more good than bad.
Rounds of 69-72-69 have him seeking his first top-10 global result in his last 21 starts.
“I haven't played that great lately, but I've worked very hard on my game and I'm happy with the way things are progressing,” he explained. “So I'm satisfied.”