That's the subconscious phenomenon I'm referring to. It's not magically as if I can suddenly pick up another 100' on my drives, it's that I can make the disc do what I intend it to do and hit more of those long putts.
It's sort of like when in college, I'd have a term paper coming up, and I wouldn't have any idea what I was going to write about for the weeks leading up to it. And then the 12 hours or so before it was due, bam, I'd be hit with inspiration and pound out a not-too-shabby paper.
It's like the added stress of playing with people that are better than you can act as a catalyst to unleash more of your potential.