Category Archives: Trust

WMPO: Bubba, Jordan, Phil and Justin Thomas on the mental side of the game

It was a banner day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not just because it was a glorious, windless Arizona day in the mid-70s, but because I was able to ask questions of four of the best players in the … Continue reading

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Jordan Spieth: The lessons in the quad on the 12th

Jordan Spieth had a five-shot lead when he made the turn at the Masters on Sunday. What could go wrong, particularly with such a reliably tenacious and steely competitor? This was not some new kid who hadn’t been there before. … Continue reading

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Vicky Hurst: Lessons in a Tour pro’s fall and struggle back

Remember Vicky Hurst? She is the attractive LPGA star whose signature was her Ben Hogan-style cap. She was good enough that she made the 2011 Solheim Cup team as a captain’s pick after just three years on Tour. She had … Continue reading

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Bernhard Langer: Faith when things go wrong

After Bernard Langer’s seemingly inevitable charge to the top of the Charles Schwab Cup standings on Thursday, preliminary preparations began for the coronation on Sunday. He rendered the Cochise course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona almost defenseless … Continue reading

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Bubba Watson: Playing by visuals and feel

Bubba Watson managed to keep it going on Friday extending his good play in the first round of the Travelers Championship. His first round 62 gave him a 2-shot lead and Friday’s 3-under 67 to get to 11-under in slightly … Continue reading

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Ben Crane: A retrospective look at the frazzled mind of a champion

One of the things I really like about reading the player transcripts at tournaments is that they tend to be much more personal, much more intimate than the two and a half minute “standup” just outside of scoring. The whole … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Memorial Exit Interview

Not to beat a dead horse — I’ve been writing about him all week long — but Tiger Woods had interesting things to say about the golf mastery process on his way to the parking lot. More on that in a moment. … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Stays faithful to the mastery process

Tiger Woods remained faithful to the transformation of his swing at The Memorial Tournament on Friday and made the cut on the number. He had to make a 5½-footer on 18 to do it though. That said, he made that … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: On commitment and the need for tournament rounds

When I began my weekly, 20-minute radio segment Thursday morning (NBC Sports Radio, AM 1060, Phoenix, 7:32 PT), Tiger Woods was 3-over par right out of the gate in the first round of The Memorial Tournament and had then birdied 13 … Continue reading

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AT&T Byron Nelson: Couple of mastery tidbits

Friday at the AT&T Byron Nelson was certainly a day that could test just how centered a player could remain. First of all, with an overnight deluge of four and a half inches, the TPC Four Seasons Resort was slammed. … Continue reading

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