With age comes wisdom maybe. They’ve both been through too much to be self centered and both have faced terrible low points like Hope’s numerous and well documented come back stories in her career, Abby’s broken leg not letting her play for the redemption gold of 08…they both know how low things can go and how every chance counts. Can’t go through all that crap by yourself and you’d be stupid to think you have.
It doesn’t hurt that each in their own way approach this sort of thing as good for the sport first and foremost. They strike me as homebodies left to their own devices but dig deep (DWTS anyone?) to do their part. They know these chances are few and far between. I still think they MUST have nightmares of mobs of middle school girls with sharpies hunting them through the woods.