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Getting Lost in Your Own House: The Complete Collapse
If you’ve ever choked in an athletic event, you will know that it is one of the worst experiences an athlete can have.     I often differentiate two kinds of choking: a flub and a complete collapse.   This piece will focus on the complete collapse, and the ...
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Mastering the Moment
People who play games with a clock, which is to say, most team sports, know inherently that the time allotted to periods or quarters or halves is not absolute, but can be manipulated. They know that they can speed up or slow down play based on what is best ...
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Raymond Floyd, Corey Pavin, Shinnecock, & the Life Lessons of the US Open
Everyone wants to know how athletes manage situations of intense, seemingly unbearable pressure. Kids famously practice putts saying in their heads, “this is for the US Open,” to accomplish the job of all play: simulate mastery over situations that seem wel...
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Everything I know about squash I learned in my first clinic
I recently served as a referee at the match up of two very
highly ranked college teams.   It was a
great deal of fun.   The level of squash was something I practically did not recognize from the last time I saw collegiate
squash.   Here are the country’s to...
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Radical Acceptance: Embrace Reality to Start Winning*
In this picture here ,
a 19-year old Sergio Garcia celebrates having won the prestigious low amateur honors
at the 1999 Masters.   Later that summer,
he had a famous battle down the stretch with Tiger Woods at the PGA
Championship at Medinah.   At the
time,...
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Just Do It?
Recently, in my clinical practice, I have been hearing the
word “just” an awful lot.  Perhaps more
precisely, I must have been hearing it for a while, but am now listening to it
in a new way.  It is usually in the
following contexts: “I just need to get ove...
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Think Like Dustin: A Lot Less
The US Open golf
tournament is always one to produce incredible drama, and this year was no
different.  But, this time around, the
extreme difficulty of the course, or golfers’ collapses weren’t the story, but
rather, the utterly bizarre way in which the US...
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Think Like Dustin: A Lot Less
The US Open golf
tournament is always one to produce incredible drama, and this year was no
different.  But, this time around, the
extreme difficulty of the course, or golfers’ collapses weren’t the story, but
rather, the utterly bizarre way in which the US...
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Think Like Dustin: A Lot Less
The US Open golf
tournament is always one to produce incredible drama, and this year was no
different.  But, this time around, the
extreme difficulty of the course, or golfers’ collapses weren’t the story, but
rather, the utterly bizarre way in which the US...
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Mighty in Battle: Mantras
I don’t know if you happened to catch last year’s British
Open.   If you did, you saw one of the
more pressured situations in professional sport: a several-hole playoff to
determine the ‘Champion Golfer of the Year.’   While any tournament brings with a gre...
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