There are many aspects of cricket, tennis, squash, athletics, dancing, etc. that can be transferred to your game of golf. An expectation of success is probably the most important attribute that can be transferred to your golf game.
To win golf tournaments you have to have more than just technique. In fact you are far more likely to win with a pour technique combined with a good attitude than you would with great technique and poor belief.
Rory McIlroy won the US Open 2011. The mental pressure he faces in the British Open is different than anything he has yet experienced. People's expectations are greater. His own goals, expectations and focus have been raised.
Jack Nicklaus is truly the Michelangelo of golf. Just as Michelangelo "saw the angel in the marble and carved until he set him free", Jack never hit a golf shot without first visualizing it vividly in his imagination.