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  • Writer's pictureHari Natarajan


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Jordan Spieth was leading on the 4th day, right on track to win his second straight Masters. As we all know, things started unraveling in the back nine and he finally ended up helping Danny Willett into the green jacket that evening.

Some life lessons from that Sunday:

1. It is not "over" till it is really over - At the end of 9 holes, Spieth had a 5 shot lead and was 9 holes away from back to back Masters but it was not to be!

2. Tackle the situation at hand and not think about the past - After the quadruple bogie on the 12th hole, Spieth had the mental strength to get himself together and birdie the 13th and 15th holes. Life is a story of mental strength

3. If things are not going well, try to get into a recovery mode as quickly as possible - Spieth was able to finish up the disastrous 12th hole and move on. It was business as usual for the remaining holes.

4. Opportunity knocks only once - Make the most of the opportunity given. Danny was able to capitalize on the shots dropped by Spieth on the 12th hole

5. Focus on your goal and don't get distracted by what is going on around you - Danny was able to keep at what he had to do - just completed the round without emotions taking over knowing that he is now the leader!

#FunFact In the history of the Masters, there have only been 3 back-to-back winners (Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods). Tiger Woods was the last person to accomplish this feat in 2001-2002.

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