What makes great champions? Well, lots of different things. But one thing in particular is the ability to overcome setbacks time and time again. Last year, Rory McIlroy lost what most people thought was his Masters. He had one arm in the Green Jacket teeing off in the final round but his game fell apart when he needed it so badly on the back nine. The nature of the performance on Masters Sunday was enough to scar any golfer psychologically for a long time. Perhaps it is Rory’s strength of character that allowed him to overcome that loss quickly (he won the US Open a few months later). He cried after that loss – the first time in a long time. His parents were upset for him, especially his mother. But he consoled his mother the following day by explaining “‘Mum, it’s only a game of golf. That’s the way it goes’.” It is exactly this coolness that one needs to put golf in its place so that it matters when it matters and then it’s over. Then you move on. Rory moved on like all great champions and knows what lays ahead of him at Agusta tomorrow.