Title Masters 2011: How Rory McIlroy can bounce back from his Augusta nightmare Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 12/04/11 Description What caused McIlroy's meltdown?
1. Mental exhaustion
To lead the tournament required a lot of concentration and mental strength. It's mentally draining to lead a Masters for three and a half days, and his focus may have changed slightly.
2. Mental anxiety turned physical
There's anxiety of the mind – things like worrying about what other people are doing on the leaderboard, the fact that a couple of putts weren't dropping. That can trigger anxiety of the body which can cause muscular tension and shallow breathing, which can, of course, affect the swing mechanics.
Producer/Author Louise Ellis URL https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2011/apr/12/masters-2011-rory-mcilroy-bounce-back Persons Louise Ellis