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What Happens When it Unravels

Rory McIlroy

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA | Jason Day calls the swing that cost him the 2013 Masters the best swing of his career.

He was leading The Masters by a stroke with three holes to play as he stood over a 7-iron on the par-3 16th, fully understanding where he was, what he was doing and what it potentially meant.

Day hit the 7-iron shot over the green, made a bogey and eventually lost The Masters to Adam Scott, who won the race to become the first Australian to win a green jacket.

“I say it was my best swing ever,” Day said. “It was a terrible shot under the circumstances but I understood this is the sort of pressure and stress, if I can put myself here more (often), over time it becomes easier.”

As the ripples settle on Jordan Spieth’s sudden unraveling in the final round of this year’s Masters, the focus gradually shifts from what happened to what’s next for Spieth. He was five strokes ahead on the 10th tee on Sunday and walked away having kicked away what would have been a second straight Masters victory.

It happens, perhaps not as suddenly and dramatically as happened with Spieth, but even the best players lose tournaments they could have won. It rarely, if ever happened with Tiger Woods, but it has for everyone else.

Spieth, who is taking a four-week break, seems built to absorb a gut punch like the one he took at Augusta…..READ FULL ARTICLE



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