A simplistic approach
In the wake of The Masters and the US Open, it is too easy to blame a lastround score on a mental meltdown. It makes for easy headline grabbing, and lazy journalists will pounce on an individual’s supposed inability to handle pressure. To read that Spieth is a choker considering what he has done is ridiculous and inadequate journalism or broadcasting.
The fact is, somebody just played a bit better. That puts pressure on, which results in taking the ‘Tiger line’ or the high-risk shot which has consequences. Shane Lowry didn’t have a mental breakdown at the US Open; Johnson played brilliantly and made Lowry take risks.
Too much is made of the game being played between the ears. Stop blaming mental state and just accept
Spieth following his disaster on the 12th