Alvaro Quiros took a share of the lead in the first round at The Masters 2011. In his interview after the first round he spoke of his change in attitude this year as previously he had been expecting to do well. “Last time I was thinking about shooting low and I missed the cut. This time I was not pushing, that is why I shot -7.”
When we set a target of shooting a low score we create tension and craving for how the future needs to play out. This will often unbalance your mind and performance suffers.
If it were that easy to shoot a good score, wouldn’t we all be shooting under par? The truth is a good score often finds you when you want or expect it the least.
Stop pushing and stop defending. Stay patient, do your best and let it happen. If it’s going to, it will.
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