Ernie Els didn’t fail, he prevailed

Tim O’Connor / Performance Coach

I couldn’t watch it. A tweet showed up yesterday afternoon declaring that Ernie Els had seven-putted (later downgraded to six putts) the first hole at Augusta National. I re-tweeted it but I would not watch the video.

I felt so bad for him. (The Golf Channel replayed it like CNN constantly replays videos of disasters caused by hurricanes and bombs, so I eventually saw it.)

It was a yipper’s disaster. The nightmare realized. The South African veteran has been struggling with the yips, and Augusta National’s slick greens strike fear in yippers’ hearts.

Read the rest of Tim’s blog HERE.

Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor is a writer and Performance Coach at the Clublink Academy at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario. He is also coach of the Guelph Gryphons golf team and co-host of the Swing Thoughts podcast available on iTunes. To inquire about coaching with Tim, contact him at or 519.835.5939
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