Danielson, like most of us, has a more difficult time playing well on Sundays of a two-day tournament. Why? Because there is so much more pressure on day two!
What helped me get over that hump was to stay as ever-present as I could and not think ahead. Experience also helped - the more times I lasted until Sunday, the less pressure I felt because each time I lasted until Sunday was another success and I started to feel more comfortable. Experience helps immensely. (that's why I preach to play in as many tournaments as you can)
Danielson had another great finish in the November Omega tournament and I asked him how he felt going into Sunday. I was so impressed by this thought process, I wanted to share it.
On the Omega Billiards Tour, we whittle it down from around 100 players and bring back 24 players on Sunday.
Danielson told me, "I just look at Sundays as a new 24-man tournament. That helps any pressure I might be feeling going into day two, as I just look at it in a different way, not the continuation of a big tournament.
"24-man tournament" - that's perfect! GREAT philosophy. Wish I had heard this when I was competing!