Yes, absolutely. But here's what I don't get. You've got a 2 or 3 shot lead, you've got two very reachable par5's coming up. Why on earth would you not take a moment of pause, consider the situation, understand the significance of making a simple 2-putt par there, and get your head screwed back on straight?
Up until that point and time in the tournament - he was obsessing over every little detail. But the very moment that he needed to slow things down long enough to rationalize that situation, to process exactly what he needed to do - he just rushes right in and takes on that pin. I mean - Jordan - you've dotted every i and crossed every t up until that point, and despite it taking forever - you're still doing okay. But then you just get up there and fire away, with no thought about where that ball might go if you don't catch it perfectly?
And to do that again, three minutes later, another ball in the same hazard? It took him 5 additional strokes to play that hole after the first ball found the water. He made a double bogey with this second ball! What happens if he drops, puts that third ball on the green, 2-putts for a double? He's in a playoff at the very least, probably wins the damned thing because he's not so shell-shocked going into the last hour of play.
Yeah, it's easy to see that after the fact, sitting in my recliner... but I would think that the kid has watched enough Masters reruns, read up on the tournament history enough, to know that you don't play for birdie there on Sunday with the lead!
I just didn't get it. I don't get the paralysis by analysis, and then suddenly just not giving any thought whatsoever on a little hole with such a notorious history in dealing with greedy players who have the lead on Sunday!
To get bitten by that snake once is bad. Twice? That's unforgivable.