1Tiger Woods, the legendary US golfer, wouldn't leave practice until he had sunk 100 6 foot putts in a row. If he missed his 100th attempt, he'd start over. By creating pressure during training he could remain composed in big events. 2Diego Forlan, Uruguay's second most capped player of all time and Bafana Bafana's tormenter in chief during the 2010 World Cup, once went 26 games without a goal for Manchester United. 3India's Sachin Tendulkar, the highest Test run scorer of all time, once scored 214 against Australia without playing a cover drive (one of the most common shots for a batsman) because he had developed a weakness in it. This would be akin to a striker cutting out shooting with his laces. Sometimes, avoiding problem areas in your game is the way to go.