Why sport needs human emotion

Why sport needs human emotion

You might not think golf and Formula 1 have a great deal in common, but the US Masters got Tony Dodgins thinking about displays of human emotion in our sport...

What is it that's so enthralling about sport? For some it's the activity itself – motor racing, football, tennis, whatever. But then there's the spiritual side. The naked exposure of a performer trying to control his emotions, overcome inner demons even. I suppose it's a sort of voyeuristic pleasure in watching an individual handle the psychological side. Or not.

I can't think of many better ways to let a Sunday evening drift into Monday than to sit down with a beer and watch the drama unfold in the final round of the US Masters at Augusta, something I did last night.

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