MATCH PLAY SE­CRETS OF THE STARS

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HEN­RIK STEN­SON

“Get some mo­men­tum go­ing early. It’s nice to be ahead early and then your op­po­nent has to chase and try to make birdies to get even.”

JA­SON DAY

“I al­ways make sure I’m walk­ing in front of my op­po­nent to show him that I’m there. Also, I might ask him to make a short putt on the 1st hole just to say, ‘I’m not giv­ing you any of those’ which lets him know it’s go­ing to be hard.”

TOMMY FLEET­WOOD

“Ev­ery time I played I was ready to have a fight. I never said any­thing friendly. For the 18 holes that we played, I wasn’t a very nice per­son. I wasn’t un­sports­man­like or any­thing, but I wasn’t your mate. When you’re play­ing, be ready to de­stroy them. You’ve got to have that at­ti­tude in or­der to beat them. You can speak to them af­ter, when you’re done.”

JON RAHM

“You need a never-give-up at­ti­tude. And play ag­gres­sively. When you’re ag­gres­sive in match play, you play good; if you make a lot of birdies, it’s re­ally hard to get even.”

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