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I do go to real gyms, yes. A remarkably high proportion of the guys I know who are "jacked" are using steroids. There'd be no advantage to Woods in looking like them, it would reduce his mobility. I've also spent a lifetime racing bicycles, I know a fair bit about PEDs of various sorts.I don't really care whether Woods is a steroid abuser. If I was forced to bet, I'd bet yes, but that has as much to do with my knowledge of what goes on in general as with anything specific...
My home course has five par threes, two of them about 150 yards, both over ravines that require you to hit the green or risk big trouble.the signature hole of the course is a 200 yard par three, again over a ravine, which may be the most challenging par three I've played. It's the ninth, check out the video flyover on the linked website to get an idea. The course was laid out by Harry Colt in 1924. I'm told his approach was to look at the terrain, decide where he'd put...
I'm not aware that anyne has suggested that only steroid abuse can lead to joint and connective tissue injuries. You're protesting too much. As for the fact that a number of golfers have acquired a lot of muscle mass, I'd be as suspicious of thenm as I am of Woods.Steroids are principally useful for allowing athletes to sustain bigger training loads. They can recover more quickly from intense training, and therefore put in more work. I have very little doubt that quite...
He's ageing, alright. He's just doing it slower than most. The guy is a walking advertisement for continuing to undertake strenuous exercise into old age. He never bulked up, though, so I don't really think PEDs were responsible.
It took me very little time to break 100 when I started playing aged about 40. Maybe three or four rounds? But three caveats: 1. I took lessons from the start, so by the time I played my fourth round I'd probably had three lessons. 2. The course I started playing on was quite short, about 6200 yards. I was shooting in the low 90s regularly there when someone invited me to play the Ailsa course at Turnberry, and I shot about 115. 3. Regularly breaking 90 took much...
It's pretty well documented that steroid use is associated with a higher incidence of joint and connective tissue injuries. And while it is perfectly possible that he bulked up without resorting to pharmaceuticals, the combination of events ( and association with a PED - dispensing doctor) looks suspicious, to say the least.Remember Gary Player, years ago, being derided for saying there was a PED problem in golf? I'd say he doesn't sound so silly now.Whatever, this is the...
In a two-ball on my home 6400 yard course I'd expect to be finished in under three and a half hours.I'm afraid I just disagree with you about golf being much of a workout, unless you're unfit to start with. The golf swing requires flexibility, and muscular power certainly helps, but it isn't mainly about power - you just have to watch some of the 120 lb female pros knocking it 250 yards off the tee to know that. A couple of months ago I went for a weeks hiking with a...
I carry my bag. I've played 36 holes in a day plenty of times, so I suppose the answer is I could play 12 or 14 rounds a week. Of course I wouldn't - I have a life. Golf is just a walk. There's nothing difficult about walking ten miles a day, even for a 60 year-old like me, so I find it a bit difficult to conceive of one's physical stamina being the limiting factor unless one is elderly or in poor health.
The Masters is my least favourite, I think. Over-manicured and a bit too pleased with itself. Plus I always feel that it is insufficiently penal to those who are wild off the tee; it seems to me that hitting the ball straight with the driver ought to be pretty fundamental to winning a major championship. I like both the Opens. They're opens, for a start, and they move around a selection of interesting courses that are usually set up to challenge different aspects of the...
I'd advise him to quit. He's never going to be more than a shadow of the golfer he was, and the longer he goes on, the more marked will be the contrast between what his fans expect, and what he can deliver.
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