One habit you here some Touring Pros talk about, and one of the stupidest things you can possibly do (according to TW and G. Koch), is not looking at scoreboards down the stretch. It seems more and more sports psyche guys are training the next gen players to disregard their standing when it really matters. And any time it's brought up on a national broadcast, former players like Koch and Nobilo give those same sports psychies a tongue-lashing.
Having played team sports all throughout high school, I have to agree with Koch. A real competitor wants to know where he/she stands.