It's Not How You Start... A Tip for Overcoming Obstacles in Your Round
Joohyung Kim of South Korea chips on the 12th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Following the win, Kim spoke about the amazing turn of events following his unfortunate start. In those interviews, three very important themes jumped out we all can learn from & should keep on a notecard in our bag:
- RELAX: Kim thought he should have been more relaxed at the start of the tournament. After all, he successfully navigated his last five cuts on tour: including the U.S. Open and Open Championship.
- ACCEPT: Once the quadruple bogey happened, he accepted the score and moved on. For many of us this is the toughest part. He knew that one hole didn’t define his week. He simply put it behind him and went on about his business.
- PERFORM: The remainder of the first round he allowed himself to perform. This point is related to the mindset associated with the first two points. Tom calmed himself down, knew he had been playing well and just took the remainder of the tournament one hole at a time.