sang-froid \ ˌsäŋ-ˈf(r)wä , ˈsäⁿ-ˈf(r)wä \ noun
: great coolness and composure under strain
The word sang-froid has appeared in six articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Aug. 9 in “Collin Morikawa Delivers Magic at the P.G.A. Championship” by Brian Murphy:
First, though, there was adversity.
His approach on the par-4 No. 14, from the fairway, came up a disappointing 15 yards short. It was then that Morikawa displayed the sang-froid and the soft hands that have characterized the brilliant start to his career.
He coolly lofted a clean chip from the fairway that rolled into the cup for a birdie.
A nearby pack of volunteers cheered, apparently feeling obliged to punctuate the silence for such a moment.
Morikawa had the lead.