Name one person that reached a goal that didn't work for it.
Yet how many times do we expect to reach a goal or get a certain result without putting in that effort.
Yes there is variance in golf. Sometimes a lesser-skilled player can beat a higher-skilled player because of some good bounces and bad bounces. But that's rare. That doesn't happen enough to where we can expect that to happen for us all the time.
The only way we can ever expect to reach a goal is to put in the quality work that will get us there.