TPC at Sawgrass

“I probably controlled myself the best I have ever done”. This was Henrik Stenson’s simple analysis of why he won the Players Championship at Sawgrass over the weekend. As simple as it may seem it is probaly true. Obviously nobody will win at Sawgrass without having all the shots that it takes to do it. The challenge though is that quite a few players in the field will have those skills. Winning on a Sunday afternoon is not exactly about being able to play the shots. it is about doing it when it matters the most and also if the shot does not come off the first time, to be able to step up again and believe that you can do it the next time.

There is an excellent press conference with Henrik on the PGA Tour website where he describes to the press how he went about winning at Sawgrass. Henrik talks about how he walked off the course on the third day after a 73 having just made 3 bogeys on the last 5 holes and still felt upbeat about his game. He was most pleased with his patience through the week and his main priority was to not let what happened affect him. Those are the words of a true champion that has not just mastered the golf course and the tournament but perhaps most of all, himself.

1 Response to “TPC at Sawgrass”

  1. 1 Jonas Dandanell May 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    First of all, congrats to Henrik for the achievement in taking a great title on the biggest golf tour in the world. Second; when realizing that “everybody gets punched in the face out there” I’m sure that this is the breakpoint when Henrik starts winning those big titles.

    Thanks Peter for a great blog.

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