On the 12th, in the final round at Augusta, Jordan Spieth acknowledges he made a strategy error. He had a game plan – go for the fat, safe area of the green – but he decided at the last minute to go flag hunting.
Golfers are drawn to the flag. They start their thinking from that position, rather than looking at the green and deciding where the ‘percentage’ shot is. Do that first as you look at each approach shot, and only then look for the flag.