Let’s face it-Dustin Johnson choked. He was in a bunker and grounded his club-he has played for years and he knew that rule-but why did he break a basic rule? Under pressure, our focus gets narrowed and Dustin most likely did not appreciate the fact he was in a bunker but rather thought it was just dirt/. Also, when we are under pressure, our decision making is diminished-those two factors led to his choking a PGA championship away. Next time you are under pressure, make sure you take your time to make the right decision.
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