In my retirement community we have a small, 9 hole course. Many of the women shoot it in 30, 32. This past Thursday we had the first of a two week tournament, and most of them shot in the 40s. I didn't do that well either.
Last week I was playing really well at Encinitas Ranch, my 18 hole course where I play each week. Right after I teed off on the 18th hole, one of the woman in our foursome, whom I had never before played with said, "Great drive again. Do you know, if you par this hole, you'll break 100?" My response was, "Oh Crap!" As hard as I try to blow off a remark like that, it gets into my psyche. Of course I didn't par the hole, and shot 102.
If you are playing with someone who is doing well, or about to win a tournament, wait until it's over to congratulate them. They may have a stronger mental game than me, but don't take the chance. Let them be! Anyway, once again, glad Rickie did it today!