Momentum and Focus for Mickelson, Casey and Woods

Momentum for Mickelson and the wait is over for Casey, but how close is Woods?

Mickelson takes his 43rd Tour Victory.

So the past fortnight has proved victorious for 'Established' PGA Tour Players.  After breaking a 96-tournament winless streak, Phil Mickelson won the WGC in Mexico through a playoff with Justin Thomas. On completing his 43rd PGA Tour victory, Phil now 47, was asked if he can get to 50 wins. The response; ‘oh, I will, I’ll get there’. It’s amazing how this has restored Phil's confidence and created a momentum for the last couple of years on the PGA Tour.

Now here's a big learning point; A tournament victory can give you momentum during your season... So can a ‘single shot’... Always recall past successes to increase your confidence too!

Casey wins again!

Fast forward a week and here at The Mind Zone we'd like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Casey.  Casey hadn't won on Tour for seven years. Many times it just meant a great last day for him, which he struggled with. This year at The Valspar, having posted a respectable 10 under, he waited an hour to confirm victory. Patrick Reed dropped a shot on the 18th, and Tiger Woods couldn't get the Birdie at the last to force a play off.

Paul Casey, a winner again after 7 years. Photo courtesy of golf digest

Interestingly, little has been said about Casey's win! The media are more focused on Woods coming second... watch this space... Is the Tiger back?  Over the past few years, much has been said about Woods health issues, and strangely, not a lot about his mental strength.  With the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Tournament happening next and The Masters only a few weeks away, who is to say that Tiger won't be competing at both of these prestigious tournaments.