You need to get your emotions working for you, instead of letting your emotions work against yourself. The screams of the audience made the young golfer lose the championship.
The story leads us back to the final of the Argentine Open golf tournament last November. Brandon Matthews, a 25-year-old professional golfer on the same score as Colombian Ricardo Celia.
They are forced to step into play off holes to win. Ricardo Celia completed the third play off hole with a perfect putt at a distance of more than 9 meter.
Brandon Matthews now stands before the ball. He was forced to complete his last putt, putting the ball into the hole to extend the match to the fourth play off hole. If she missed this hole, Celia would win.
For Matthews it was not just a championship that was out of hand, but also a great opportunity that would be missed: A golfer winning the Argentine Open will automatically get a place at The Open Championship, a long-standing golf tournament. The first of four major golf professional major tournaments to be held in the UK next year.
A heavy pressure on Matthews. He took a deep breath, stood firm and watched the ball…In the decisive moment of the backswing gesture, when Matthews was walking backwards a fan in the audience suddenly screamed.
“At such moments, any noise that appears will resonate to your mind,” Matthews said. Distracted, Matthews fights. “I left a bit of force on my right hand, missed the putt and turned around [towards the angry crowd] saying,” Come on, are you serious? “. At the same time on the green, his opponent Ricardo Celia celebrated the championship.