The peasant isn't in the limelight like the golfer. Who cares about the peasant? He doesn't do anything foe me. He doesn't inspire me to try harder, or to go the extra mile in a situation. Remember, the golfer is demonstrating that hard work, determination and excellence in ability can provide exceptional rewards. They are just as tangible for me as they are for the golfer. So there is my hope or inspiration.
Now, add to this the fact that all of his life the golfer has been treated with exception in most every situation because of his particular skill. He is treated to sponsored equipment, trips, travel accommodations. As the number of his trophy's increase, so does his fame and popularity. People now consider him a role model for those who wish to follow in his steps. A heavy burden of responsibility is placed on his shoulders without his permission and over time he accepts that responsibility. He accepts that he has an influence on others and that can be a heady experience foe most anyone. So, he's very good at what he does, he's popular because of what he does, he has had a very different and unusual life because of what he does and he has been pampered, coddled, freed of the restrictions of rules that other are expected to follow, and placed high upon a pedestal where everyone can see him. No matter where he goes people will know him and love him and stand in awe of him.
So, when he conducts himself in a manner that may reflect poorly upon the image that people have of him and it is put in front of him and he HAS to deal with it, he just might lose some sleep.
The peasant, on the other hand, no one knows, no one really cares about, and no one will give a second thought about. He has a freedom that the golfer will never have, freedom from public ridicule. Sure the people in his local community might know what he's done, but the people in the next town don't.