Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Golf, PGA, U.S. Open, Tiger Woods, Tour de France, Floyd Landis
PGA Tour (Association); Golf; U.S. Open (Golf tournament); Tiger Woods; Landis, Floyd; Tour de France (Bicycle race)
Victory in sport is often no more than the application of skills by an athlete at an extremely high level of efficiency. This is true at nearly all levels of any game. However, in highly competitive situations little things often make a major difference in the outcome. At the elite levels of sport there is a very fine line between victory and defeat, and between flawless and flawed performances. Any intrusion into the concentration of the athlete can be a distraction of major consequence.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Floyd Landis and Tiger Woods" (2006). On Sport and Society. 717.