27 Feb '12, 1am

A Lesson Learned: Gladiator mentality for match play

A Lesson Learned: Gladiator mentality for match play

To be a Match Play Champiom, you need to think like a Gladiator. No…seriously. The pure head-to-head competition of match play is as old as the game itself. Match play used to have its place in major professional golf. In fact, the PGA Championship was formatted as match play until 1958. With the start of televised golf and big galleries, the desirability of elimination golf to a single final match no longer made sense. However, one week each year, Professional match play rises for its triumphant return: The WGC Accenture World Match Play Championship. This exhilarating event pins the top pros in the world against one another to see who can survive as "The Gladiator"! So, how does one become "The Gladiator" in their own arena: Be it on their home course, a local match play event, or even on a professional level? To start, you will need the tools. These come in forms such a...

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