Bellisimo Francesco Molinari. Living the journey…….. and a lesson for Tiger.

16 April 2024, Tuesday

Clearly, in my group, the attention wasn’t really on me, let’s put it that way. ‘Francesco Molinari at Carnoustie

 

 

 

 

Italian Francesco Molinari is in a rich vein of form – living the journey– enjoying life.

Coming off two wins and two runners up finishes in his last five events, he became the first Italian to win a Major on Sunday.

An incredibly consistent game, coupled  with a red hot putter , will take any player pretty far in golf – but with the wind coming up and a world class pack of golfers hunting you down – there must be something more to it.

Indeed,’The Open’ produced an epic afternoon of sport at its very best – proving that form takes more than just talent.

What went mostly unnoticed was how Francesco Molinari calmly handled his No.1 challenge on the day – playing alongside Tiger Woods – with massive galleries.

Not only did he outplay Tiger, he may have taught Tiger a valuable life lesson.

 Golf may be the greatest game – but it’s still just a game.

While Francesco found time throughout a chaotic final round to connect with kids in the galleries, Tiger did little to acknowledge the fans.

My money was firmly on Francesco to win, as it’s unlikely that Tiger will win another major while his focus remains steadfast on ‘’The Result’.

It’s called ‘chasing the game’ – when one stacks increasing pressure on oneself.

Francesco Molinari’s focus on the otherhand was on ‘living the journey’ – where one powers up one’s own game by focussing on the process – not the result.

It powers up one’s game plan.

Hopefully, there were a lot of young kids watching on TV today, like I was watching Constantino in ’95 coming so close. Francesco Molinari on his wish to inspire a new generation of Italian kids.

Granted this was the first time Tiger has placed some of his focus on his own kids -who were at Carnoustie to see their dad play.

 My kids have only ever seen me win on You Tube : Tiger Woods

Many years back Tiger played for his dad – having a military like pact with his dad.

Now he is finally playing for his kids

The times they are a-changin’.

If Tiger can place his primary focus on ‘enjoying the journey’, he will go on to win many more majors.

Success comes from focussing on the process – not the result.

Let’s hope Francesco’s wisdom has finally rubbed off on the Tiger.

It’s been long wait since Tiger last won a major in 2008 – but he’s only forty two years young.

Bellisimo Francesco.


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