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@iacas I’m not offended that you, or anyone, disagrees.  And for the record, my statement regarding fear not existing in golf (barring wildlife) was facetious.  And of course there is physical fear in some sports, but that wasn’t my argument (someone else made the Bettis example, I.e. physical fear).  I think it’s pretty rare for elite pro athletes to fear competition (other than rookies or bottom barrel).  Lebron has stated guys trash talk him, which everyone feared doing with MJ (and learned their lesson real quick if they did).  It takes someone like an MJ, Tiger, Tyson for the majority of athletes in that sport to have that fear.

Tiger, sure.  Jack, sure.  BK, nope.

 I’m sure this would just continue to go in a circle at this point, I’m good chalking it up to we disagree.

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3 minutes ago, Denny Bang Bang said:

It takes someone like an MJ, Tiger, Tyson for the majority of athletes in that sport to have that fear.

Tiger, sure.  Jack, sure.  BK, nope.

And again… Brooks is playing at a Tiger-like level in majors.

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Fear of loss is well studied in sports. Your opponent can have a big influence into how amplified that gets. Knowing the history of a golfer, especially in majors, is a bit variable in how you will expect the final round to turn out. It could go from thinking you need to shoot even par to going much lower. This type of fear, is defined as a fear by the psychological field. There is no way to say it isn't a fear. 

I do think Brooks instills that fear into a lot of golfers. Maybe not someone like Rory or Rahm, but he can put immense pressure on a golfer. 

 

 

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On 5/26/2023 at 4:22 PM, Denny Bang Bang said:

 

Rahm T50, Scheffler T2, Spieth T29, McIlroy T7, Finau T72, etc… none of that was because they feared BK in the PGA Championship.

I’m not rejecting how good BK is.  But I don’t believe he’s feared.

And again…

20 minutes ago, iacas said:

And again… Brooks is playing at a Tiger-like level in majors.

Circles at this point, my man

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9 minutes ago, Denny Bang Bang said:

And again…

Circles at this point, my man

Except you ignore a bunch of stuff that’s inconvenient to your position.

Like your list above. Did the person who finished T42 in the 2005 Masters fear Tiger? It’s not a valid point.

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