When Golfers Overthink: The Science Behind the Choke

The New York Times:

Golf may be a four-letter word, but the curse of the game comes in five letters: choke.

It is largely an unspoken word in golf, one rarely uttered on broadcast television. It has little favor in the recreational golf world as well. Any number of euphemisms spring up to describe evident failure under pressure — a putt is said to have been misread or a chip misjudged — but in the back of every golfer’s mind is a tacit understanding of what has happened.

It was those five letters. And we have all been there.

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