“If you don’t know how to lose, you might as well give up the game”

Arjun Atwal (AP)
A few wise words Arjun Atwal who won his first PGA Tour event a couple of weeks ago. After a near fatal car-crash and numerous injuries, the win was the first by an Indian on the PGA Tour and gifted him a Tour card for next year

“There is a fine line, perhaps, between success and disaster and although it would have been devastating for me to have missed that (a bogey would have meant a playoff with former Major winner David Toms), I have learnt to soak in losses and disappointments with a certain degree of humility. Golf is a game where the losing percentage is very high compared with other sports so if you don’t know how to lose, you might as well give up the game.”

2 thoughts on ““If you don’t know how to lose, you might as well give up the game”

  • September 1, 2010 at 19:27
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    So true and it applies to so many different things. I find with kids these days that because they get rewarded for so many mediocre performances that they actually don’t know how to lose gracefully.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 07:32
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    It does apply to some many things and so many sports. Golf is great for teaching this in kids and adults!

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