There was a time when Lee Westwood would sit on aeroplanes and do all the normal things to pass away the hours, like read the newspapers, listen to music or watch a couple of movies. These days, he looks out of the window and thinks.
As the demands have grown with his inexorable rise to No 3 in the world, so has the value he places on a few hours where there are no distractions.
'I don't look like a deep thinker, do I?' he said, smiling, but whether he is talking about the role Sir Nick Faldo has played in dramatically improving his performances or his passion for junior golf, it is clear that here is a sportsman who puts a lot of thought into his work.