One of my favorite sports movies of all time is 'Bull Durham' the title itself is so well known, that it rivals 'Caddyshack' in favorite one-liners. Crash Davis mentoring Nuke LaLoosh is bested only by Ty and Carl.
Last week, Henrik Stenson revived Annie Savoy's recipe of getting your mind off the game. Remember when Annie had Nuke wear her underwear so he would take his mind off the mechanics of pitching...and just pitch?
A few weeks ago, Henrik Stenson showed more skin than Jan Stephenson in the mid 80's,
and folks couldn't believe it and thought it sacrilegious..."what...he took off his glove?!"
But Henrik uncovered and revealed something more than his skin...he revealed Annie's secret sauce...making yourself uncomfortable to get comfortable.
Last week, 'Half-Nude' Henrik slapped the field on the bum to take the The Players Championship. Right now, he's the hottest golfer playing 18...and that's not just the women thinking that. Henrik is winning because he isn't thinking about his game the way he did before that fateful day of disrobe-ing.
And thanks to that day, his talent is trumping his thinking.
As Annie would say "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness."
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,
PS: for my father-in-law