When faced with a difficult chip or a pitch shot from a tight lie, it can be easy to talk yourself out of the shot before you’ve even hit it. As a result, the shot is a poor one because you’ve filled your mind with negative thoughts, such as “I can’t believe I’ve left myself here,” and “Oh god, don’t fat this”.
In situations like this, imagine what a top Tour caddie would be saying to you as you size up your shot. He wouldn’t be berating you for playing such a bad shot previously, he would be encouraging you, ensuring you trust your technique and set up a par-saving putt.
Adopt this simple mental approach, as Andrew Murray explains in this video tip, when you find yourself out of position and your results from tricky situations like these should improve considerably.