Photo 232 of 263
I remember trying to explain racers’ fascination with risk to a golfer who said, “That’s the way I feel when I’m trying to make a critical putt in golf.” I smiled and nodded, but thought, You idiot. I mean, picture a playoff hole at The Masters: some guy misses his putt. For an instant, he might wish he was dead. But there was never any risk of actual death.