Match play se­crets

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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.”

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