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â€œOnce I get it going, I tend to keep it going…
I get fired up and enjoy it.â€
Tiger Woods â€œ
MOMENTUM is like a runaway train, once it picks up speed, itâ€™s hard to stop. When itâ€™s on your side, it feels fantastic. When the other guy has it, you feel like youâ€™re on one of those hand trolley cars, pumping like crazy, but itâ€™s no useâ€”that train is gonna run you down.
Momentum often turns at a crucial point in a match. Make this shot and youâ€™re on the hillâ€”miss it and your opponent draws to within one with the break.
Bang! He snaps the nine inâ€”now itâ€™s hillâ€“hill and heâ€™s got the momentum. Youâ€™re a little bit shellâ€“shocked as you sit there watching him run out to win the match. Nothing left but the handshake.
Momentum can show up unannounced. By chance, you win a game you should have lost. In the next game you make a shot, brush another ball and accidentally break open a cluster that simplifies the whole rack. Boom! Itâ€™s on your side.
Your best defense against momentum swings is to play smart. Be aware of situations that represent turning points in a match. Carefully weigh the risk and rewards and take the shot that gives you the best chance at success.
Grab the momentum early.
Play smart and keep it.