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Tiger Woods is back from the hell

In 2009, on the occasion of the” The Invitational “tournament, Arnold Palmer, the greatest golfer of the sixties, had gone to meet Tiger Woods to congratulate without even waiting for the outcome of the decisive putt of almost 5 meters that he had to sink to win “I knew he would do it simply because with Tiger nothing different can happen,” he was at the top of his golf career.

And instead, his career takes an unexpected curve, taking the tunnel of scandals and physical troubles. On November 28, 2009, following a dispute with his wife Elin Nordegren, Woods slams his Cadillac against a fire hydrant and then crashes into a tree in Isleworth, in the suburbs of Orlando. He spends a few weeks in a clinic to treat sexual addiction, but the problems are just begun.

In April 2011, the Achilles tendon was severely damaged, while in March of the following year he began to suffer for back problems that led him to undergo four surgical operations, including a spinal fusion that would definitely solve his problems. But until two years ago Woods couldn’t even bend to tie his shoes. “I could barely walk. I couldn’t sit down, lay down. I could do practically nothing, “said Woods yesterday after winning the Augusta Masters.

Notah Begay III, a friend of Woods with alcohol problems, puts him in contact with Michael Phelps, the king of swimming who had managed to put behind him a serious form of depression and two arrests for driving while intoxicated. The two talk on the phone, and Phelps, who is also a golf fan, manages to find the key to revitalizing Woods, destroyed by physical pain and above all by the fear of not being able to return to the top anymore “.

Now a few days ago he won the first Major of the season, the Augusta Masters 11 years after his previous success.

Nike, which had recently announced that it would no longer invest in golf, following the victory of the Augusta Masters relaunched Woods with its advertising campaign that had already had testimonials like Serena Williams and Colin Kaepernick.

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10 success rules of Tiger Woods

How to live the worst performances

I want to propose again this blog. The reason is that is so important to react constructively to the bad results. it’s not an easy condition for every athletes, but if you want to improve you need to learn how to live these moments. One again the experience of great champion, like Tiger Woods, leads to find this difficult solution. It is very useful for the young athletes too.

If you are a champion you do figure out how to address the losses and Tiger Woods definitely  is.

One day after the worst score of his career, Tiger Woods played the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide just like it was any other Sunday. He wore his red shirt. He played at the same pace. He tossed blades of grass in the air to judge the wind and crouched to read important putts. The only difference was he played as a single. He even removed a flagstick by himself when his caddie was busy raking a bunker.

“Just because I’m in last place doesn’t change how I play golf,” he said. “Whether it’s the first day or last day, doesn’t matter. Play all out.”

This is a lonely sport,” Woods said. “The manager is not going to come in and bring the righty or bring the lefty. You’ve just got to play through it. And that’s one of the hardest things about the game of golf, and it’s also one of the best things about the game of golf. When you’re on, no one is going to slow you down. When you’re off, no one is going to pick you up, either. It’s one of those sports that’s tough. Deal with it.

Resilience teached by Tiger Woods

If you are a champion you do figure out how to address the losses and Tiger Woods definitely  is.

One day after the worst score of his career, Tiger Woods played the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide just like it was any other Sunday. He wore his red shirt. He played at the same pace. He tossed blades of grass in the air to judge the wind and crouched to read important putts. The only difference was he played as a single. He even removed a flagstick by himself when his caddie was busy raking a bunker.

“Just because I’m in last place doesn’t change how I play golf,” he said. “Whether it’s the first day or last day, doesn’t matter. Play all out.”

“This is a lonely sport,” Woods said. “The manager is not going to come in and bring the righty or bring the lefty. You’ve just got to play through it. And that’s one of the hardest things about the game of golf, and it’s also one of the best things about the game of golf. When you’re on, no one is going to slow you down. When you’re off, no one is going to pick you up, either. It’s one of those sports that’s tough. Deal with it.

Tiger Woods carded a 74 Sunday at Muirfield Village, a day after his career-high round of 85. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Bravery and humility

The coach of the All Blacks recently said at a conference that the warrior mentality of his players is based on the balance betweeny braver and humility: to be able to do extraordinary things but also recover quickly from mistakes, knowing how to quickly raise and win.

This skill distinguishes the from top athletes from the other talented athletes. Examples are:

Roger Federer changing is playing style to continue to remain at his level by compensating the physical limits with an increase of the effectiveness of the service and with more frequent descents to the net. Change to reduce the limits and win.

Valentino Rossi this year returned to win at MotoGP after  a long time, setting the record for oldest winner, he has not given up this opportunity and at the end he succeeded.

Tiger Woods from 60th in the world rankings instead retire in three years he returned to be #1

Giovanni Pellielo lost the London Olympics but the following year he won the world championship and he has already qualified for the Rio

Learn from them! Not just the talent it takes courage and humility.

What we teach us the shooting champion Giovanni Pellielo

Giovanni Pellielo, Italian, 25 years of shooting, he won three world championships in Olympic trap and three Olympic medals to mention only the most important results. With this story he could have quit and started another career, becoming the personal coach of some young talent on which to use his competences. But he has not chosen this path. At London he has not entered into the final, certainly his performance was positive with 121 plates hit on 125 but needless to enter into the final. In the rarefied world of the shooting champions started to diffuse the idea that Pellielo was over, others were now the winners. Pellielo, like Tiger Woods and Federica Pellegrini before him,  did not accept this idea and came back to get ready. The results, he won the first major national competition with 124 on 125 targets and at the next session of the World Cup he improved of 1 more target, with the score 125 of 125 taken: world record. Now he can feel comfortable that no one thinks he is finished. Toughness, confidence and pride. Nobody becomes champion for nothing!

Tiger Woods: “I want to become better”

It was asked Tiger Woods after his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month if he had aspirations to recapture his finest touch. The answer? “I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better.”

Tiger Woods: put down himself to back 1°

It could say that emphasize the  Tiger Woods sport greatness is part of the rhetoric a bit boring praising the champions when after so many personal problems back to be number 1. He was destroyed by gossip about his private life with the publication of text messages that were exchanged with his numerous lovers, giving 300 million divorcing from his wife, he had physical problems, he went on television to apologize for his misbehaviors with his wife, he fell to 59th place in the world rankings but he wanted to start again. It took three years but now he is the first.
I am convinced that it is a great achievement, made ​​in an individual sport where the responsibility of each result is exclusively yours. Woods had certainly put himself in this terrible situation, he admitted the mistake, he humbled himself because he could not do well what he first excelled. But he did not repudiate the reality that it was made of poor performance and a slow slide to the bottom, he did not give up to lose in the eyes of all his fans, sponsors and media. He showed that it was no more the winning Tiger Woods  but another player who did not only win the tournaments but it was relegated to 60° position. The sport  and human greatness lies precisely in this, he has not given up  to humiliate himself and he has not given up to train to get back to being who he was. This did not happen in a short time, it took three years, but he is now once again the number 1. Woods could retire now, because he did ​​it to have a new golf life at the top or continue to break new records, depends only on his desire for greatness.

The mind is the commander in chief!

Tiger Woods rappresenta lo spot migliore per gli psicologi dello sport, poichè è l’esemplificazione di quanto la mente sia decisiva per vincere e che la tecnica da sola può solo fare illudere ma non basterà mai, se non è associata all’autocontrollo personale. Non deve esser affatto semplice per un campione come Woods accettare che il crollo della prestazione possa avvenire da un momento all’altro, riportandolo a essere solo un bravo giocatore come tanti altri. Per un fuoriclasse abituato a fare quello che vuole sul campo da golf, con più di 70 tornei vinti, di colpo (dopo la storia della separazione dalla moglie) non essere più se stessi può creare anche problemi d’identità, perché non sei più quello che eri. Un po’ come quegli artisti che non sono stati più capaci di ripetere i loro capolavori perché erano diventati alcoolizzati.

Metterci la faccia

Se si guardano le immagini di Tiger Woods all’ultimo torneo a cui ha partecipato ottenendo un risultato particolarmente negativo, si può capire che cosa sia la delusione e la tempesta emotiva che le sue espressioni manifestano. Lo sport non permette di nascondersi, neanche a un campione planetario. Woods ci fornisce una bella e educativa lezione: non si scappa ma si affrontano i momenti di difficoltà, e questo atleta consapevole del continuo confronto con il suo passato (recente), non ne sarà certamente contento, ma non si tira indietro. Dovremmo imparare da lui a fare lo stesso, cioè sentirsi responsabili al di là del risultato. http://www.repubblica.it/sport/2011/08/13/foto/disastro_woods_fuori_al_us_pga_championship-20397812/1/