Now, put yourself in the position of losing the “Masters”. A couple of players will be OK because they came close. They will only kick themselves for a little while thinking about that game they had won, but lost. A few will be thrilled just that they made it and got the White Jacket that proves they are one of the best in the game.
Then there is the rest! They are hit with dejection and disappointment and it lasts for months. Here they are having completed a very successful season; certainly they have proven they are among the elite and yet they lost the last Tournament of the season; the “Masters”. It’s true; they should feel like winners just being there but the human mind just doesn’t work that way.
I guess it comes under the heading of be careful of what you wish for; you just may get it!
Earl 2013 03 22.