On the merits of being labelled a choker

Just because some ignorant golf fan calls you a choker, doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it for life.

Adam Scott and the FoxSports promo for The Open: videoI recently penned a piece for GolfLink on the offensive ‘c’ word on golf – choker. I discuss how many golfers have been stupidly labelled with this term, only to go on and win major golf championships – Adam Scott included.

The professional golf world is littered with examples where a golfer has blown a lead over the closing holes, only to come back as a golfer more capable of withstanding the final round nerves.

Phil Mickelson compiled three second’s and five third place finishes at the majors before he eventually won his first (the 2004 Masters) – he’s now won five major championships.

Sam Snead was considered dicey under pressure after relinquishing several final round leads but he finished with seven major championships to his name before retiring from the game.

Read the full piece over at GolfLink: On the merits of being labelled a choker.

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