The Yips

What do Steven Hendry, Bernhard Langer and Simone Biles have in common? They’ve all suffered from The Yips – a sudden and inexplicable loss of a fine motor skill (e.g. potting, putting, pitching etc).
Also known as Steve Blass disease – after an All-Star baseball pitcher who completely lost his ability – and had to retire.

No one knows what causes the yips – and treatment – including therapy – only has patchy success.
Thanks to Bill de Flute for the picture


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