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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Roy has a knack for this; when he's on, he can hit shots that even the best pros think are impossible. Of course, they think that way for a reason, and [[RealityEnsues Roy has learned the hard way in the past that low-percentage shots tend to fail more often than not.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Roy has a knack for this; when he's on, he can hit shots that even the best pros think are impossible. Of course, they think that way for a reason, and [[RealityEnsues Roy has learned the hard way in the past that low-percentage shots tend to fail more often than not.]]


* SelfImposedChallenge: During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this -- even ''putting'' with the 7.

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* SelfImposedChallenge: InUniverse example. During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this -- even ''putting'' with the 7.


* SelfImposedChallenge: During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this.

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* SelfImposedChallenge: During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this.this -- even ''putting'' with the 7.

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* MeaninglessVillainVictory: After Roy takes 13 or 14 attempts to sink a difficult hole, putting him out of a victory at the US Open, SmugSnake [[TheRival Rival]] David laughingly comments Roy really knows how to go down in flames. Roy simply replies, "Nice ''par'', Dave." In short, [[LoserGetsTheGirl "faint heart never won fair lady."]]


* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it]].

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* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself almost out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it]].


* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, three golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under) and Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under).

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* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, three four golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under) and under), Rory McIlroy [=McIlroy=] and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under).under), and Gary Woodland (13 under). [[note]]Those are just the winning scores from 2000, 2011, 2017, and 2019 respectively; Koepka's 2017 title would feature seven total players at least 10 under, and Koepka also finished 10 under as runner up to Woodland.[[/note]]


* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe; Romeo likes to bring up how Roy blew a chance at becoming a pro golfer when Roy needs to be humbled.


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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: Romeo likes to bring up how Roy blew a chance at becoming a pro golfer when Roy needs to be humbled.


* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: At the beginning of the film, Roy stumps his pals on the famous "Doctor's Son" puzzle, before Molly waltzes in and gives the correct answer.

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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: At the beginning of the film, Roy stumps his pals on the famous "Doctor's Son" puzzle, before Molly waltzes in and gives the correct answer.answer.
* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, three golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under) and Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under).


''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].

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''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, Creator/DonJohnson, and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].


''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, and [[CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].

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''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, and [[CheechAndChong [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].


''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, and [[CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].

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''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Rene Russo, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, and [[CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].



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-->-- '''Roy [=McAvoy=]'''


->''When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment or the moment defines you.''

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->''When ->''"When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment or the moment defines you.''
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-->''When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment or the moment defines you.''

Tin Cup is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]] RomCom starring KevinCostner, Rene Russo, [[Series/NashBridges Don Johnson, and Cheech Marin]]. Costner plays Roy [=McAvoy=], known as "Tin Cup" in his golfing circle, who is a former golf prodigy [[TheSlacker content to spend his days with his pals, drinking and hitting golf balls at the rinky-dink Texas driving range he owns]]. Years ago, Roy burned his chances at qualifying for the PGA Tour because of his ChallengeSeeker tendencies, forgoing safe shots in critical moments for near-impossible ones, trying to set record scores, and flaming out in spectacular fashion.

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a defining moment comes along, you define the moment or the moment defines you.''

Tin Cup ''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]] sports]]-themed RomCom starring KevinCostner, Creator/KevinCostner, Rene Russo, [[Series/NashBridges Don Johnson, and [[CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]]. Costner plays Marin]].

Roy [=McAvoy=], [=McAvoy=] (Costner), known as "Tin Cup" in his golfing circle, who is a former golf prodigy [[TheSlacker content to spend his days with his pals, drinking and hitting golf balls at the rinky-dink Texas driving range he owns]]. Years ago, Roy burned his chances at qualifying for the PGA Tour because of his ChallengeSeeker tendencies, forgoing safe shots in critical moments for near-impossible ones, trying to set record scores, and flaming out in spectacular fashion.

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* LoopholeAbuse: As "part of Roy's mental preparation for the U.S. Open" (as David puts it), David accepts Roy's challenge (with Roy betting his car) that he can beat David in any golf-related game of David's choice. David chooses to have each of them hit one shot with Roy's 7-iron, with the objective being to hit the longer shot. Roy's shot is impressive ("237. Toed it a bit, but it'll do."), but when David takes his turn, [[spoiler: he pivots 45 degrees to the right, and hits his shot down the nearby paved road.]]
-->'''David:''' Still goin'.

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