Ryder Cup Lesson

For 50 weeks every year, during regular play on the PGA Tour, 156 of the best golfers in the world compete against each other for over $376 million dollars. But for three days every two years, the best golfers from the United States and Europe come together to play for nothing else than their countries and teammates.

Rory McIlroy, former world number one, with 19 career wins, and 57$ million in career winnings, summarized how much it means to these guys in an emotional interview after his Sunday single round victory over Xander Schauffele.

"I've never really gotten emotional or cried over what I've done as an individual, I couldn't give a shit. But... this team, and what it feels like to be a part of it to see Sergio (Garcia) breaking records, to see John Rahm come into his own this week, to see one of my best friends, Shane Lowry, make his Ryder Cup debut, all of that, it's just phenomenal."

Some of these players best performances as individuals happen in the Ryder Cup tournament because they're fueled to perform for something outside of themselves. It gives them a clarity and purpose that transcends any anxiety or pressure they feel on their shoulders. The lesson we should take away from this years Ryder Cup is that we tap into the best versions of ourselves, and find a greater fulfillment, when we use our skills to serve a greater purpose.

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