The Heart of a Champion

Rory McIlRoy's victory at Valhalla for the 2014 PGA Championship was absolutely spectacular.  It was a pretty sweet performance that earned him a 4th major championship and a place of honor among golf's greats.  He had to overcome a disappointing pair of bogies at the start of the 4th round that vaporized his lead and left him 3 shots down at the turn.   With some of the biggest names in golf at the top the leaderboard he knew that he was going to have to step it up.  And that he did.  An eagle at 10 and birdie at 13 reinvigorated his quest for the title.  He sustained the momentum when he threw a dart from a fairway bunker on 17 that resulted in a birdie under the threat of darkness.   Caddie J.P. Fitzgerald said "That was all heart coming down the stretch."  

The key to Rory's success was playing with "heart."   It is heart that provides the capacity to persevere no matter what and perform at one's best.   This is more than a metaphor for drive, grit, or resilience.  It is a scientific phenomenon.   With advanced beat-to-beat analysis of the heart you can actually receive tangible feedback on the physiological connection between lifestyle, health, and performance.    Stress response, recovery, energy, fitness, and sleep quality are all part of this connection.   A Renovo Advantage Specialist can assess the impact of these factors and collaborate with you to develop an effective action plan to optimize what creates "heart" so you can live well and perform at your best.