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“I felt the pressure to be somebody that I wasn’t. I learned that it was okay to be me. I learned that what I had was enough. The way I approached things, the way my mindset was, and the way I interacted with players or fans, it was okay to be me. When I realized that it was okay to be me and that I was good enough to put the LPGA on the map in an authentic way, I felt a lot more comfortable. I didn’t have to feel the pressure of trying to be somebody that I wasn’t. It was difficult to fill somebody else’s shoes, so I think that took a lot of pressure off me.”
“I like to say that golf is more mental than physical. It’s all about believing in yourself and trusting yourself. And the social aspect of having people with the same interest is really important for the health and well-being of a human being.”
“It’s amazing what golf, confidence and following your dreams can do to build character and face your fears.”
“Look in the mirror and give yourself a compliment once in a while. Don’t just always look at the things that didn’t work out. Sometimes you have to give yourself a pat on the back. We’re all perfectionists in a way, we always want great shots all the time, great putts, but sometimes you need to just reinforce that good feeling and push the negative thoughts to the side.”
“Maybe you didn’t play your best today, but that’s why we play four rounds and play 20-30 tournaments a year. There’s always another opportunity, so please give yourself a little bit of credit sometimes and tell yourself, ‘I worked hard to be here and I’m glad to be here. There's things I need to work on but they will get better.”

“I’m super proud that I had the courage to try. It was always about testing myself. I had been No.1 on tour for a while and I just wanted to see how I stacked up against the best players in the world.”


*Referencing the 2003 Bank of America Colonial

“We have all those negative thoughts that creep into our minds, and I think you have to throw those negative thoughts out and tell yourself that you are good enough. Have that conversation with yourself to build that confidence and believe in yourself.”

“People can take you down but can’t take you out. If you fall down, you get back up and learn from your mistakes. That’s the best lesson all of us can learn, whether it's golf, life, or school. We all make mistakes.”

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