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Ranking The Top-10 Golf Psychologists

Many tour pros train their brains as hard as they do their golf swings. We asked 125 players on the PGA, LPGA & Champions tours to name golf's top mental-game experts. Here are the results—with a look at who they are, what they teach & how you can think like a great player.

July 2013
1. Bob Rotella, Ph.D.

1. Bob Rotella, Ph.D.

BASED: Kestwick, Va. HISTORY: A former professor at the University of Virginia, Rotella, 64, has guided STUDENTS: to 74 tour wins. He has written seven books, including Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect.
STUDENTS: Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke (former STUDENTS:: Ray Floyd, Tom Kite, Nick Price).
PHILOSOPHY: "Wanting to be good at something is one thing, but committing to becoming great and living your dream is the ultimate. Believe you can become the best at whatever your passion is."
QUICK TIP:"Stop giving meaning to missed shots. If you don't analyze why you didn't get the desired result, there's nothing to be frustrated about. You'll play better."
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