The bigger the moment, the better Collin Morikawa plays. Setting records even the likes of Tiger Woods never wrote, the standout star of the 43rd Ryder Cup has shown once again a penchant for perfect timing when performance is really needed.
Undefeated in team play at Whistling Straits, what is it about Collin’s game that comes out when the lights of competition shine brightest?
Morikawa’s magic stems from a unique partnership he has with his coach, PGA Professional Rick Sessinghaus. Sessinghaus started coaching Collin well before his formative years. In the decade plus time they have been together, his approach covered not just the technical movements of Morikawa’s move, but the mental performance characteristics of his game as well.
This is why in the biggest moments, Collin takes care of business. Believe this, his approach to accomplishing great things is something we can all learn from. Morikawa consistently plays to his strengths. In watching him win two major championships you see a very strategic approach by the young star. His trademark fade ball flight doesn’t fit every shot, but in moments like the 6th hole yesterday in the PM Fourballs, Collin paired that signature swing with a perfect fade situation.
That’s the lesson! Not every shot will fit your eye on the course. When it does, fill yourself with extra confidence and hit a great shot. As you make your way through the round, consistently look for opportunities to get in those positive situations. If you are a great wedge player, layup on short holes to a comfortable distance. If the driver is your favorite club, swing away all day.
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