Jordan Spieth won the Fedex cup last week – and over 22 million. You would think that winning 2 majors in a year, getting to number one in the world and capping it off with a Fedex win would mean the guy is infallible.
Check out this video of one of Jordan’s rounds
Lesson for all
The illusion of perfect play is simply that – an illusion. Even when a player wins a tournament, he/she will have many poor shots along the way. How you deal with that adversity will determine how you are as a player.
- How do you react to a bad shot? Is it “Game over” for you once you hit one duffed shot? Or do you pick yourself up and move on, accepting that it will inevitably happen?
- Are you able to grind it out, as I wrote in my popular article on Grit (click here)?
- Do you still stick to the process, or do you go searching?
- How well do you manage your confidence and expectation levels?
I see so many amateurs get bent out of shape when they hit one bad shot, and the entire round is at a loss. The reality is, no matter how much you prepare, no matter how good you are, you are still going to hit less-than-desirable shots.
Rather than prepare for a perfect round, prepare to accept whatever happens. Take the hits, and get on with the job.