James, who plays his golf on Miami’s public courses, is known for his questionable attitude and negative thinking. Here’s a case and point. One day, as he prepared to play a mid iron from the right rough at the Miami Shores golf course, James thought to himself, “this is going directly into that tree in front of me.”
Sure enough, the ball made a beeline for the nearest trunk, forcing James to take cover in order to avoid the humiliating “ricochet self-hit” that many of us have experienced at one time or another.
A few moments later, James admitted his mental error.
“The body will do whatever the mind tells it to do,” he said. … “As long as it’s not good.”