Trash Talking At The Masters: Why Mental Strength Is The Key To Success
I’m a huge fan of trash talking, gamesmanship, and head games. If you’ve ever played basketball with me, you know just how much I love trying to get inside someone’s head, seeing if they can beat me mentally as well as physically. Over the years, I’ve learned that true competitors have a truckload of mental strength and the ability to both give and take a little verbal jousting.
That’s why I loved the trash talking at this year’s Masters.
Whether or not you’re a golf fan, you have to appreciate the gamesmanship that goes into the sport’s biggest competitions. Maybe it’s not as openly shared as the trash talking on the basketball court or football field, but pro golfers are masters of getting into their opponent’s heads (and sometimes getting into their own!). Playing golf at this level requires enormous physical talent, but if your head’s not in the game you don’t have a chance.
This is something veteran golfer Rory McIlroy knows well.