Marquette Wire

Under Pressure

Photo+courtesy+of+Marquette+Athletics
Back to Article
Back to Article

Under Pressure

Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The men’s golf team has seen tremendous success in recent years, winning two of the last four BIG EAST Championships. Led by head coach Steve Bailey, the squad continuously battles adversity and overcomes the odds.

With success comes pressure, whether that be from fans, coaches or the players themselves. Despite being such a successful program, Bailey teaches his players to look beyond the pressure and transform it into motivation.

“The so-called ‘pressures,’ that’s all driven by each individual,” Bailey says. “We just try to get immersed in the process and have them stick to that routine each time. It’s something that sounds so simple and on the other end, it’s probably the most difficult thing in our game.”

Junior Matt Murlick says Bailey’s wisdom helps alleviate any stress presented on the golf course, which allows for each golfer to improve his game.

“Not only coach Bailey, but (coach) Trake (Carpenter) as well are really good on the course during a tournament,” Murlick says. “They never put us down. They always try to pick us up. In terms of golf being a really mentally tough sport, it helps to have coach Bailey or Carpenter with us.”

Despite the recent success of the Marquette men’s golf team, players still seem to receive little recognition for their achievements on campus, compared to other sports. While most programs could grow discouraged, Bailey and the Golden Eagles continuously block out the negativity and perform to their best abilities on the course.

“We just make the best of our situation,” Bailey says. “Regardless of what other people see, we feel pretty fortunate. We don’t need any extra attention. We’ll let people on the outside decide to do whatever they want. There’s no pressure at all.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Jack Phillips, Assistant Sports Producer

Jack Phillips is a sophomore in the College of Communications at Marquette University, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Digital Media. He is currently...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Golf finishes 2018 with third place finish at Chatham Hills

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Oliver Farrell looks to close out Marquette career strong

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Marquette men’s golf earns third place at Marquette Invitational

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Tyler Leach embraces early role in collegiate career

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Men’s golf wins Windon Memorial Classic

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Men’s golf wins Northern Intercollegiate for second consecutive year

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Marquette golf places fifth at Badger Invitational

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    SEASON PREVIEW: Marquette men’s golf looks for success at Badger Invitational

  • Under Pressure

    featured

    Aurora Health Care backs out of AHPRC deal

  • Under Pressure

    Golf

    Eichhorn, Murlick’s seasons end at NCAA Bryan Regional

Navigate Right