Congratulations Camillo on your win at East Lake G.C.!!!
Were you really thinking you were out of it yesterday after your double on #6 and bogey on #7?
The TV Commentators said you were thinking that. How well did they do with their Mind-Reading?
I'm guessing, from my home here in Cincinnati, they might've been wrong. You, obviously know for sure.
Golfers...here we see another lesson. Don't you THINK like the TV Commentators TALK!!!
The best players in the world...those with the best Mental Game...often are not doing a constant, "running commentary" on the "state" of their round. They, most often, are "taking one shot at a time".
This "running commentary", I'm afraid, though, goes on in the minds of most average players. These players know exactly "how they stand" at all times.
Such self-consciousness - almost always - proves detrimental. It rarely helps your score. Haven't you noticed...quite often your best rounds end, and you did not realize - until the end - how low your score really was.
The benefit of this "one shot at a time" mentality comes, though, like any progress in golf - after much effort, practice and trial 'n error. It is earned.
...definitely a rather strange dynamic...we have to consciously work at being un-self-conscious.
I wish you well in this endeavour...it is worth it...and very enjoyable!!!
I have a feeling Camillo has enjoyed that benefit - a lot lately.