U.S. Ryder Cup team Captain Corey Pavin announced his four picks to complete team USA for the October matches in Wales. The Captain picks include two of Dr Mo’s players- Stewart Cink (4-7-4) and Zach Johnson (1-2-1). The two other selections include Tiger Woods making his sixth Ryder Cup appearance (10-13-2) and making his first Ryder Cup appearance, Rickie Fowler.
Of Dr Mo’s two players picked for the 2010 US Ryder Cup Team, Stewart Cink is the 2009 British Open champ and has played in four Ryder Cups, four Presidents Cups and joked about having been selected for the third time as a captains pick rather than quailifing on his own. Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion has the experiences of one previous Ryder Cup, two Presidents Cups and a 2010 victory at the Crown Plaza Colonial Championship.
Corey Pavin said there were alot of people in the mix for his picks, he had of input into the selections from his assistant Captians and Team members. Pavin selected who he thought could play well overseas and make up a well rounded team. The blend of youth and experience gives alot of options, combinations and flexibility for pairings.
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|New book provides inside secrets of how major golf championships are won from the perspective of a leading sports psychologist. In the first book of its kind, learn from Dr Mo how three of his students outlasted the world’s best players on the most demanding courses to win their first major.|
Stewart Cink-2009 British Open Champion “Dr Mo helped me to revamp my putting routine, putting practice and frankly everything I do on the green. Shortly after I began working with Dr Mo, I won my first major.”
Lucas Glover-2009 U.S. Open Champion “I have known Dr Mo and worked with him for many years. Dr Mo’s system has helped me to be more patient, more resilient and more trusting on the course. This has made a huge difference in my game.”
Zach Johnson-2007 Masters Champion “Dr Mo has worked with me to master the discipline of “Course Management.” This approach has helped me ‘learn to win’ more consistently.”
|About Dr MoSports Psychologist, Performance Specialist, Corporate Speaker, Author Dr. Morris Pickens received his Ph.D. in sports psychology from the University of Virginia in 1995. During this time, he studied under Dr. Bob Rotella and focused his research and consulting interests in the area of golf psychology, specifically the acquisition of putting confidence. Dr Morris Pickens is a resident sports psychologist and performance specialist at the Sea Island Golf Learning Center. His students have won over 200 amateur titles, 30 professional tournaments and 3 major golf championships. In addition to working with golfers, Dr. Pickens provides performance enhancement consulting for Oakland Raider and 5-time NFL Pro-Bowler, Richard Seymour. Dr Mo lives in St Simons Island, Georgia with his wife and four children.|
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Three of Dr Mo’s students are exempt for the 2010 PGA Championship field. Zach Johnson/2007 Masters Champion, Lucas Glover/2009 US Open Champion and Stewart Cink/2009 British Open Champion. Eligibility for the 156-man field is below.
1. All former PGA Champions
2. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2006-2010)
3. Winners of the last five Masters (2006-2010)
4. Winners of the last five British Opens (2006-2010)
5. The 2010 Senior PGA Champion
6. The 15 low scorers and ties in the 2009 PGA Championship
7. The 20 low scorers in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship
8. The 70 leaders from the PGA Championship Points list from the 2009 World
Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2010 Greenbrier
9. Members of the 2008 United States and European Ryder Cup Teams
providing they remain within the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings as of
Aug. 2, 2010.
10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour from the
2009 PGA Championship to the 2010 PGA Championship (does not include
pro-am and team competitions).
11. Vacancies will be filled by the first available player from the list of alternates
(those below 70th place in the PGA Championship Points list from the 2009
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2010
12. In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players
not included in the categories listed above. The total field will be a maximum
of 156 players.
Glad I arrived a few days early to St Andrews, the hardest part about any major for all players is getting to Thursday’s first round without wearing yourself out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with too much practice and worry. Stewart, Lucas & Zach are among a field of 156 players (147 professionals and nine amateurs).
Players who use Dr Mo in this week’s Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 2009 US Open Champion; Lucas Glover, 2009 British Open Champion; Stewart Cink, 2007 Masters Champion; Zach Johnson, three time PGA Tour Champion; Jonathan Byrd and 2009 Ben Hogan award recipiant, Nationwide Tour player Kyle Stanley. Dr Mo was busy working with Lucas, Zach & Jonathan last week at Sea Island. Be sure to sign up for Dr Mo’s newsletter to receive his insight to help you play better golf. Good luck to this week’s participants!
While three of Dr Mo’s players, Lucas Glover, Zach Johnson and Jonathan Byrd are in Sea Island this week tweaking their games for the next stretch leading up to the US Open. One of Dr Mo’s players, reigning British Open champion Stewart Cink is in the field at this week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship in Fort Worth, TX. Stewart hasn’t played the Byron Nelson tournament since a T40 in 2005 and is looking forward to the $10 million golf course re-design.
Not in the field this week but on site Tuesday, Tom Watson received the 2010 Byron Nelson prize. The Byron Nelson Prize is awarded to a person in the golf world who embodies the same philanthropic spirit for which Byron Nelson was known.
Dr Mo is again on site this week at TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship. Four of his PGA Tour players are in the field; Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Jonathan Byrd and Zach Johnson. Good luck to his players and be sure to sign up for Dr Mo’s newsletter so you can receive tips, just like the pro’s!
Now in its eighth year, the Quail Hollow Championship not only feels like a major but it will have an audience to match. Tickets are sold out, the golf course is in spectacular condition and it’s one of the strongest tournament fields in golf this season. Phil Mickelson is scheduled to play for the first time since his Masters victory and Tiger Woods will be playing in his first regular PGA Tour event of 2010.
Dr Morris Pickens is on site this week at Quail Hollow working with four of his top PGA Tour players. Lucas Glover tied for 2nd at this event last year, Jonathan Byrd finished tied for 5th, Zach Johnson led after 3 rounds and Stewart Cink currently sits 25th in world golf rankings.
Good luck to Dr Mo’s players and be sure to sign up for his newsletter to learn his tips taught to the pro’s.