ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌ @david_perell "The Writing Guy" | Host of the North Star Podcast: perell.com/podcast | Writing at perell.com/ | Teaching at writeofpassage.school/ Jan. 13, 2020 1 min read

Great athletes seem to have incredible memories.

• Tiger Woods remembers the golf shots he hit 20 years ago.

• Chess masters still analyze their most famous games, years after they happen.

• LeBron James can break down plays with perfect precision.


Here’s a clue from an excellent essay from @michael_nielsen and @andy_matuschak.

What do you think is going on here?

Here’s a video of Tiger Woods remembering his 1997 win at The Masters — 21 years after the tournament.

He remembers yardages, club selections, wind conditions, and momentum swings.

Incredible recall.


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