Golfers getting their game on in Vernon, N.Y.

Marques Phillips

Even amid the neatly planted flowers, the streams and great vistas and the glitz of the casino that sits right around the corner, the PGA Tour players at Atunyote Golf Course have a job to do.

"I'm here to work," Olin Browne said on Tuesday. "If I was here for vacation it would be different."

Still, not every cowboy ropes a steer the same and not every golfer has similar routines or motivations.

Golfers staying at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino are approaching today's tournament in different ways and for different reasons.

PGA professionals Jesper Parnevik, Chad Campbell and Olin Browne talk about why they came to the Turning Stone Resort Championship and how they prepare for a tournament.

Jesper Parnevik

Known for his quirky dress and easy-going demeanor, Jesper Parnevik's character has stirred a sizeable following at Atunyote.

Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Parnevik has been a PGA Tour pro for 21 years. He has won five events and earned nearly $14,000,000 since joining the Tour.

Since arriving on Monday night, he said he's been impressed by the conditions at Atunyote.

"It's a very nice course," Parnevik said. "It's in great shape. I heard good things about it from last year so I'm not surprised."

Parnevik said he's one of those players that likes to hit ball after ball and get as many swings in as he can on tournament week.

He set out for his Tuesday practice round a little before noon and said he would hit a few more balls later on in the day. The practice green was his spot for a large chunk of the afternoon. On Wednesday, he teed off in the pro-am at 12:40 p.m.

Parnevik said there's a lot of meaningful golf left to be played.

"Even though the FedEx Cup is over," Parnevik said. "There's still some pretty big tournaments."

Come fall, players have financial, sponsorship and ranking goals to meet. So the tournaments they play can be just as important as any.

"Still, its a pretty big tournament," Parnevik said. "I mean there's six million dollars on the line."

Chad Campbell

Chad Campbell is one of the players that gets recognized most at Atunyote.

He's earned just shy of $1,000,000 on tour this year and finished 107 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Campbell said during the week he - like his peers - polishes his game.

"I guess we spend a lot of time on our swings," Campbell said. "You spend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday working on your game."

However, Campbell said his routine is to take it easier than some of his counterparts.

He said he doesn't hit balls over and over. Instead he mostly fine-tunes his short game.

During the week, Campbell and his caddie typically discuss golf while eating together.

He likes the golf course, and said it was a fair test.

After not playing in the last two events of the FedEx Cup, he had a layoff coming into this weeks tournament.

"I had a two week lay-off and I had heard good things about the course during the season," said Campbell, about why he came to the event.

Olin Browne

Olin Browne has had an even longer layoff then Campbell, having not played since the Wyndham Championship back in mid-August.

He said the courses he had been playing have Bermuda grass and that he would have to make an adjustment to get used to the bent rough here at Atunyote.

Upon arrival, he was struck by the beauty.

"This place is beautiful," Browne said pointing to the distant foliage. "Not just the course, even the surrounding area."

He got his first glimpse of the course on Tuesday and played in the pro-am Wednesday.

For those two days, he was concentrating on getting a look at the course and learning its tendencies.

"There's lots of grass, so they can do whatever they want," Browne said. "They could make it faster or slower as much as they want to by adding water or drying it out."

Browne takes his job seriously and approached the practice green and the driving range with purpose early in the week.

"Everybody's here for the same idea," Browne said. "We want to learn the course and play good golf."

Parnevik, Campbell and Browne each have a slightly different approach during tournament week. But, they all have the same goal.