Here is a great podcast examining the psychology of why we, and professional athletes choke under pressure.
Freakonomics produce some fantastic podcasts but we can’t say we were expecting one we could share about golf. But lo and behold here is a Freakonomics podcast about golf – specifically ‘Why We Choke Under Pressure’.
Stephen J. Dubner chats to a number of psychologists about why humans can crack, or as some might say choke under pressure. Dubner splices the up discussion with a few comments from Peter Alliss and Brandel Chamblee who add some detail about that Jean Van de Velde meltdown at Carnoustie in 1999.
It’s a very interesting listen. Here it is: