Carlos Ortiz | Ep/084

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A lifelong goal achieved for Carlos Ortiz when he got his first win on the PGA Tour earlier this season. He is the first Mexican-born player to win on the PGA Tour in more than 40 years. Currently, Carlos lives in Dallas and shares his story of growing up and learning to play golf in Mexico, climbing the competitive ladder and becoming one of the best young players on the PGA Tour.

Topics:

  • Lorena Ochoa: Example she set as a role model - practice and work hard
  • Other Influences: Growing up with a competitive father and brother
  • Fatherly Advice: Do it the right way, don’t quit, and don’t be afraid of anything
  • Recruitment Process: Why Brad Stracke wanted to coach Carlos at UNT
  • Special Traits: International player able to consistently shoot low at young age
  • Mental Trick: Truth behind setting low or no expectations to alleviate burden
  • Lessons Learned: Would not change anything - losing PGA card was necessary
  • Breakthrough Win: Missing cuts, make changes to score and regain confidence

Links and Resources:

Carlos Ortiz

https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.33667.carlos-ortiz.html

Lorena Ochoa

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/that-lorena-ochoa-retired-from-golf-at-age-28-and-as-world-no-1-is-still-shocking-10-years-later

Alvaro Ortiz

https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.39262.alvaro-ortiz.html

Jordan Spieth

https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.34046.jordan-spieth.html

Brad Stracke

https://meangreensports.com/sports/mens-golf/roster/coaches/brad-stracke/485

Sebastián Muñoz

https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.48822.sebastian-munoz.html

University of North Texas

https://www.unt.edu/

Altus Performance’s Primed to Perform Course

https://altusacademy.teachable.com/

Altus Performance

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Altus Performance on Twitter

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PGA Tour

https://www.pgatour.com/

Masters Tournament

https://www.masters.com/

Korn Ferry Tour

https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html

Titleist

https://www.titleist.com/

Total Golf Trainer (Discount Code: Earn Your Edge)

https://totalgolftrainer.com/

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