Match play secrets
From Ernie, Padraig, Rory, Rose, Rahm, Poults and more.
“You’ve got to be patient and keep doing your thing while limiting the mistakes. If you start pushing it too hard you can give away holes cheaply while you have to believe that you can turn things around. And limit the mistakes. A mistake some guys make is to start to push a little too much, and then you start to give away cheap holes. You have to believe that you can turn it around.”
“In match play, the key is to be respectful but absolutely ruthless as well. You’ve got to convince yourself that you’re better than your opponents and if you don’t believe that, you’ll lose. You must think about stuffing them 10&8! Attack every pin and keep your foot on the accelerator. After every shot the clock’s ticking. It’s a lot easier to win holes early than late.”
“You need a ruthless streak. And pride. I’m too proud to be beaten. If you lose a hole, how do you react? Good match players are OK with adversity.”