Being a professional golfer is a tough job. It involves hard work, rough competition and constant stress. And sometimes, a golfer may need help from a psychologist to overcome all this stress.
World No. 2 Lee Westwood who has not managed to win a major yet consulted with sports psychologist Bob Rotella before a major tournament at Atlanta Athletic Club. The 38-year-old golfer has made the top three of six out of previous fourteen major tournaments and finished as a runner-up at the 2010 Masters and the 2010 British Open and is hungry for a major title.
Dr Bob Rotella, a performance enhancement coach and leading sports psychologist, has published half a dozen bestselling books on golf and is considered the best in this industry.
It will be clear how well this consultation worked at this week’s tournament but for now Lee Westwood seems very light-hearted and relaxed, much unlike his previous tense manner.
In line with his new found jovial attitude, Westwood told that he wanted to enhance his putting technique by being more relaxed.
If Lee Westwood wins this tournament after all, he will join the list of talented players working with manager Chubby Chandler who won a major – Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, US Open winner Rory McIlroy and British Open champ Darren Clarke. Chandler has already said that he wants the Englishman to be the golfer that completes the “Chubby Slam” with a victory in a PGA tournament.