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Podcast 167: Golf's Brad Faxon on Mindset for Success

April 6, 2022

This week we welcome longtime PGA Tour golfer Brad Faxon to the WHOOP Podcast.

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Brad Faxon is, without a doubt, one of the best putters the PGA Tour has ever seen. His consistency and precision is nearly unmatched in the history of golf. He led the PGA Tour in putting average three times, and set the single season putting record in 2000, edging out Tiger Woods in what was Tiger’s best season on Tour. Brad has carved out an outstanding career for himself spanning four decades and is now coaches some of the best golfers in the world, including Rory McIlroy.

Brad discusses the mindset necessary to be a great putter and golfer, how learning to accept the putts you miss is the key to sinking the next one, and what he discovered about self-doubt during an 8-year winless drought to begin his professional career. Brad also shares his thoughts on the upcoming major and details just how difficult the course is to play.

 

Brad Faxon Podcast Episode chapters:

2:24 – Brad’s beginnings in sport.

8:41 – Overcoming early career struggles.

12:12 – Playing scared vs. playing nervous.

14:18 – Using WHOOP.

17:24 – The mental side of golf.

20:09 – Becoming a great putter.

21:49 – The mindset for success.

23:26 – Ranking the top 10 greatest putters in PGA Tour history.

26:37 – Accepting missed putts.

32:40 – Handicapping the Masters.

34:28 – Tiger Woods and his impact on golf.

40:22 – Brad’s favorite courses.

 

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