In April at the Masters, Rory McIlroy had one of the worst days of his life: He shot a final round 80 at the Masters and blew a six-stroke final round lead. Two month later at the US Open McIlroy blows away the field and wins in record fashion. Many golfers would have nightmares after experiencing a final round meltdown and most likely be super hard on themselves. Instead, McIlroy turned it into a character-building experience, which is a great lesson in reframing a negative experience into a learning opportunity.
"You know, it's going to be hard to take for a few days, but I'll get over it. I'm fine…. This is my first experience at it, and hopefully the next time I'm in this position, I'll be able to handle it a little better. I didn't handle it particularly well today obviously, but it was a character-building day, put it that way. I'll come out stronger for it."
~ Rory McIlroy, US Open Champion
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