The yips and first-tee jitters are not to be pooh-poohed, it appears. According to one whose career was — and is — all about life-and-death decisions, stress is stress no matter where you find it, even if it’s in a relaxing setting such as a golf course.
That’s the word from Rob O’Neill, the retired Navy Seal shown below (with hat) as he sat yesterday in the owner’s box while the Washington Redskins played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. O’Neill recently came out as the shooter of Osama bin Laden during a raid on his compound in 2011.
O’Neill said in an interview Friday with the New York Post that golf is a “bad idea” as a stress reliever.” He even joked that playing golf is more stressful than the mission to kill bin Laden.