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Even though golf great Phil Mickelson lost his bid to become the first male golfer in 437 major championships to shoot that mythical score of 62 when his 16-foot birdie putt didn’t fall on the 18th hole at Royal Troon in the British Open, he still shot a fantastic 63!
One has to wonder what might be going on in Mickelson’s personal life that helped his mental game. When athletes are happy and their lives are in harmony they perform close to their skill levels on a consistent basis. When they’re not happy and their lives are not in harmony, they don’t. So Mickelson must have been mighty happy when he shot that sixty-three. Perhaps he received some good news about his legal problems.


I don’t think it was a coincidence that Tom Watson made a hole-in-one at the 2011 British Open after having watched footage Friday morning of Gene Sarazen’s hole-in-one at the 1973 British Open at Royal Toon. “Maybe that’s what inspired me today“ Watson said. I think it did more than inspire him. There are many athletes who watch videos of other athletes whose fetes they want to emulate as a form of visualization and if their lives are in harmony they will re-create in competition that which they saw in the videos they watched. Running backs in the NFL do it, heavyweight boxing champions do it, the list goes on and on. And by the way, when Tom’s namesake, 20-year old British amateur Tom Lewis, led all scorers at the end of the first round, I believe you can chalk that up to his playing with his idol, Tom Watson. Just being in Watson’s presence enhanced Lewis’ feelings of self-worth and as we all know, there’s a high correlation between self-esteem and performance.

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