We can all learn a thing or two from the weekend's action in America. For those of you who missed it, US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III claimed PGA Tour title number 21 at the age of 51, and Tiger Woods' season ended prematurely with his biggest 'missed cut' of the season: no place in the top 125 or the FedExCup Playoffs.
Love proved that you are never too old to win, which should provide inspiration for all of us - especially the over 50s! Who's to say that he won't make the USA team if he carries on this form over the next 12 months?
Meanwhile, Woods put in an admirable effort to qualify for the Playoffs only to undo all his hard work on the par-4 11th where he racked up a treble bogey, which included a dreaded shank. It was a credit to him that he rebounded with four birdies in the last six holes to remind everyone that he might not quite be a spent force just yet.
The meltdown on 11 is something I'm sure we can all relate to. It can be so easy to let something like this affect your mind-set for the rest of the round, but this is where the best in the world show such strong character. Next time you blob a hole or run up a high number, don't let it ruin the rest of your round. Treat the hole as a piece of paper: screw it up, throw it in the bin and move on to the next hole.
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