I paused the television screen as Tiger Woods was walking up the 18th-fairway at Sunday’s PGA Tour Championship. I called my two daughters over to watch. Since they’re gymnasts, I wanted them to see one mental habit that makes Tiger Woods a champion–relentless focus.
In one of the wildest scenes the golf world has ever seen, thousands of fans mobbed the fairway behind Woods as he approached his ball, which had landed in a green-side bunker. His security detail could barely keep the crowd back. Woods’ shot landed softly on the green and he two-putted for his first win in five years.
After the round, Woods was asked how he kept his focus during all the craziness. He said, “I still had work to do.”