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Tiger Woods' former sports psychologist doesn't anticipate any issues mentally in comeback bid
It has long been accepted that the mind is what makes the key difference between success and failure in many areas of life and not least in sport, but still golfers who really want to achieve better results or win tournaments do not actively engage in preparing themselves as much mentally as they do physically. Tiger Woods possibly did not know the importance of having a sports psychologist at the age of 12 but he does now. It is a little known fact that Jay Brunza, a sports psychologist, worked with Tiger from the age of Woods has often said that he doesn't need to work on his mental game, but then will follow this up by saying that he doesn't need to "because all the strategies have been in place from the age of 12! If you think of the sports person you most admire, how would you describe them? Possibly focused, driven, motivated, dedicated, ambitious - all these skills are not to do with technique or talent but everything to do with attitude.
Gerard Wright in Denver talks to a man who influenced the early Tiger Woods on his way to world domination. The Comet named Tiger Woods was always up there in the golfing stratosphere, doing what he alone does. It just took a while for that to be recognised and understood. The final was played under matchplay conditions. Coming to the 17th, he was two shots down. Before he teed off, Woods, then 17, conferred with his caddie.
Support CaddyForaCure. Work with elite and recreational athletes. Seminars for such groups as the PGA of America and United States Tennis Association I teach golfers how to achieve a superior mental edge and how to take their games from the practice tee to the first tee. I have expertise in numerous mental techniques to improve performance, including anger management, simulating the zone, creating a sense of flow, goal-setting, relaxation, positive self-talk, thought stoppage, enhanced concentration, appropriate focusing, and eliminating performance anxiety. Additionally, I improve interpersonal dynamics between: player and coach; player and teacher; player and agent; player and family members. Tom" and column in Hong Kong magazine GolfaGuru.
Though his presence may be unnoticed by spectators lining the fairways, his influence on the players he coaches is becoming far more conspicuous. That is because sports psychologist Dr. Morris Pickens , or "Dr Mo" as his players like to call him, is fast gaining a reputation for being one of the best mental coaches in golf. Open and the British Open respectively. A win for one of Pickens' players at this year's PGA would complete a career slam of majors for the psychologist. It is a cast iron certainty that this week's winner will not only have to master the course -- all yards of it -- but also his mental demons coming down the stretch on Sunday evening.
Michael Lardon , a San Diego-based sports psychologist, is hanging out on the putting green with a client, Rich Beem. Next to them, Tiger Woods is working, head down, hitting putt after putt. Tiger was in this trance state. I know from years of being in psychiatry he was in another consciousness, Lardon says. The guy was in an interminable bubble. This was the day before the tournament began.