Ron Shelton wrote and directed Tin Cup as well as Bull Durham and a bunch of other movies. I just read this quote in an interview he did about making Tin Cup.
“I’ve often felt more people are afraid of winning than they are of losing. To win, you then have to own it. You have to wear the crown and you have to defend the crown. That’s much harder than almost making it, and being competitive, and being a hell of a guy.”
Interesting. Don’t know if I agree or disagree, but it’s something worth thinking about.