By esteban m
The Masters Tournament is always spectacular and exciting to watch. The tournament graced by the best golfers always meets expectations in terms of attendance and performances. Attendance last year was down 75 percent due to restrictions. However, the 2022 tournament was electrifying as the tournament returned in full force.
The tournament was not short of top golfers, even Tiger Woods making a professional comeback after his near-death car accident. Suffering from multiple injuries and being out for some 17 months, it was not surprising that he finished 47th in the standings.
But how do golfers prepare for such a mentally stressful activity? Some golf professionals share their experience with us.
Experience of professional golfers
Speaking to Men’s Health, Spanish professional golfer Jon Rahm said that golf is more of a mental sport than a physical one. He says that your mental well-being and ability are paramount when playing golf.
The 27-year-old professional and the first Spaniard to win the US Open plays golf professionally and recreationally. How do you manage both without compromising your health? What about supporting the family and enjoying video games? Rahm shares his experience with Men’s Health.
About video games, he said: “[Video games are] an easy way to spend a couple of hours focusing on something else. It’s not a physical effort, so you’re not tiring your body, but your brain is doing something else by itself.” “Now, with my son, I come home and two hours go by because I’m playing with him, and it’s even more rewarding.” He admits that it also involves some physical activity and staying hydrated does the magic for him.
Bernhard Langer said that he focuses on his core and morbid in terms of physical appearance. The two-time Masters champion said: “In golf, you need a lot of core muscles in the midsection because of all the twists and turns. I think it’s good to have a strong core: you’ll have good balance, good control and speed.”
This shows how mentally challenging it is to play golf and the need for a good conscience and mental health. With the proper preparation and a positive attitude, golfers can take on any challenge on the course.