This public pursuit of perfection is in danger of becoming Tiger Woods's epitaph.
There is something about Fred Couples and Augusta National.
There are those who believed Tiger Woods had done it all in golf.
A blistering 151 from Kevin Pietersen off only 165 balls enabled England to end the third day of their final Test of the winter against Sri Lanka with a mighty lead of 181 runs.
Rory McIlroy began the Masters of 2012 as he had ended it a year earlier.
There was no animated bat-waving in the direction of the press box, no release of pent-up fury at all the speculation about his position as England captain when Andrew Strauss acknowledged the applause for his half-century.
Who knows what the next four days at Augusta National will bring, but we all can be sure that the 2012 Masters is the most anticipated major championship for years.
The anticipation and excitement are all but tangible in British rowing, with the Olympics less than four months away.
Big Show admits he doesn't even know if he is a heel or face these days.
TNA co-founder, and current Global Force Wrestling founder, Jeff Jarrett made his return to TNA this past week.
Chris Froome has admitted missing a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year, in what the 2013 Tour de France winner described as “a hugely frustrating situation”.