What is the Carnoustie effect?
The term Carnoustie effect dates from the 1999 Open, when the world’s best players, many of whom were reared on manicured and relatively windless courses, were frustrated by the unexpected difficulties of the Carnoustie links, which was compounded by the weather. The Carnoustie effect is defined as “that degree of mental and psychic shock experienced on collision with reality by those whose expectations are founded on false assumptions.” This being a psychological term, it can of course apply to disillusionment in any area of activity, not just in golf.
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