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What does Aussie Terry Pilkadaris' Tantrum Teach Us?

Australian Terry Pilkadaris hurled his putter into trees during the first round of last week's India Open on the Asian Tour. (Photo: Golf Channel)
Australian golfer Terry Pilkadaris' furious outburst during last week's Panasonic India Open made numerous golf headlines overseas, particularly in the US.

During the first round of the Asian Tour event at Delhi Golf Club, Pilkadaris missed a short putt at the 17th hole and hurled his putter at high-speed into trees beside the green.

Luckily there were no spectators in the area where the projectile was thrown to.

The three-time Asian Tour winner immediately bounced back from the angry display to birdie the 18th hole.

Pilkadaris went on to make the cut on the number with rounds of 73-73 before improving over the weekend with rounds of 71-70 to finish in a tie for 38th.

It begs the question:

Question: Are angry outbursts on the golf course more likely to help or hinder a golfer's performance?
  • Help
    29%
  • Hinder
    71%

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