Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life Think Young/play Hard -

FULL-SWING YIPS oss of form – Euro­pean dou­ble­s­peak for play­ing badly – doesn’t be­gin to de­scribe where Sten­son was by the mid­dle of his rookie sea­son in 2001.Tagged as one of the Euro­pean Tour’s most promis­ing young play­ers be­cause of his skill with the long clubs, he won by three at The Bel­fry in his 11th start.

But by the next month, his game van­ished in a way most tour play­ers don’t even like to ac­knowl­edge, much less talk about.

Sten­son de­vel­oped the full-swing yips – an is­sue that has sent an all-star cast of play­ers into re­tire­ment (and of­ten the broad­cast booth) in the past two decades. Ian Baker-Finch went from win­ning the Open Cham­pi­onship in 1991 to miss­ing one of the widest fair­ways in golf at St An­drews in 1995. Seve Balles­teros led the Euro­pean Tour

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