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It's a big day, it's a pressure day, it's a golfing Sunday

Calibrate your putts, oil your strokes, drink water, pack your lucky coin. It's Sunday and you better be ready. Because only 18 holes are left in the HSBC Women's World Championship and the room for error has shrunk.

Stuff is going to happen today. It inevitably does. Two consecutive bogeys from nowhere. A ball in the water. Take a deep breath and erase the error as if you've got a mental wiper. On the piece of paper Andy Murray once unfurled at a changeover, this was written: "Be good to yourself."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'It's a big day, it's a pressure day, it's a golfing Sunday'. Print Edition | Subscribe