He has an inner game like none other.

After returning to the winner’s circle again, Tiger Woods said, “You just remember how to do it… It hasn’t been that long for me, but you just have that feel of what to do. And it’s a matter of getting it done.” But how many of us have had that feeling? I know that very few of us have gotten “it done” at that level.

He made three clutch putts down the stretch, all in the 15 foot range (one to save par from a very difficult buried sand lie and two birdies), including of course the almost traditional birdie on the 72nd hole to win by one.

I watched as he put his focus into another gear, invoking some kind of belief (I think), and then he just executes these clutch putts like no one else. As Johnny Miller commented on NBC, “He’s the greatest clutch putter that ever lived.” It is certainly an astounding talent that he possesses, but something that he has also learned and cultivated with experience and very high intentions.

Is he blessed with talent? No doubt. But he also works at it and has lived it.

Just my 2 cents.

Congrats, Tiger.

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