Brooks Koepka on his mentality and Tiger Woods' mentality

"It’s just being mentally better. Look at Tiger [Woods], he was just mentally better than everybody else"

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Brooks Koepka on his mentality and Tiger Woods' mentality
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Brooks Koepka is known for his controversial and honest statements. He never hesitated to speak his mind honestly. This time, Koepka spoke to Golfmonthly about various topics from the golf scene. This great golfer believes that he has been underestimated many times, regardless of the successes he has achieved.

“I was never the guy at college and I’m not the guy out here. Five Majors in and I’m still not the guy. If other people had done what I’ve done, then everybody would anoint them”. - Koepka said.

Tiger Woods

That mentality is one of the most important things in every sport, Koepka is the best example.

It is known that the greatest athletes have a winning mentality, and they are not afraid of anyone on their way. Koepka is exactly one of those. Brooks gave the example of Tiger Woods, who from the first days of his career was victorious and had the strength to beat anyone.

Believing in yourself is crucial. “Honestly, I’m just built a little bit different. It’s just being mentally better. Look at Tiger [Woods], he was just mentally better than everybody else. If you know you can mentally beat everybody, and have more discipline, that plays a huge part.

I know I will mentally outlast everybody, especially when it’s very difficult. I’ll keep striking the ball consistently out of the middle, put it where I want it and then kind of wait my turn – and when that comes I’ll step on the gas." Koepka has emphasized the fact that golf is a sport in which there is not much physical activity.

Mentality is certainly one of the main components of this sport. If you want to be a star and reach heights, you have to work a lot on yourself and your mental plan. “It’s all mental, there’s nothing physical that you can do.

I enjoy the bigger stage, I enjoy the bigger crowds and the louder people get, the more I enjoy it and it’s easier for me. Everything else is kind of a practice session for those Majors. It’s not a front, it’s the whole reason that you tee it up, right? To be in contention with nine to play, within three on the back nine.

I love competition and I love just trying to beat everybody."

Source: Golfmonthly

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