Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Golf
Golf is a sport in which the major opponent is the self. It is, to borrow from Yogi Berra, ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. The very early career of Jordan Spieth offers considerable evidence of the significance of the mental aspect of the game. At The Open, the premier Grand Slam event, Jordon Spieth did battle on Sunday with himself, and won.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Open and the Coach" (2017). On Sport and Society. 813.