Agile at the Masters

Watching today's Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia I was struck again by something I've noticed before.  In the game of golf, when more than one person has the same score, the person who has completed the most holes is listed as 'ahead of' or 'above' the person or people with that same score.  Evidently, while having more holes remaining is surely an opportunity to get a better score, golf aficionados know that those extra holes are more often than not an opportunity to lose a stroke.  They seem to place more value on what has been accomplished for certain rather than what the potential for the future might hold.