As far as steroids there is no reason to suppose Tiger took any. His buffed look mighta come by natural means only. (Course I said that about Floyd and Lance. :( )
If we second guess the value/harm of gym work to golfers, I think Keegan Bradley is the best target right now. New England nerd-type who played great then found weights.
Tiger has never done steroids. His body/look is completely natural, and achieved through the maturity of muscle from a lifetime of training. As he got older, he put on mor muscle slowly, that is completely natural. See my pic of myself in the Keegan Bradley thread. That is from low doses of healthy (Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone) steroids, and I am a monster compared to any Tour golfer. Tigers body is a combination of great genetics, and an intense weight training program mixed with an excellent diet. Hard work, nothing more. Its hard for lazy people to believe that others are capable of the hard work it requires to get into the shape a guy like Tiger is in.
As far as Bradley, again, his slump has nothing to do with weights. The guy put on maybe 15 pounds, and is no less flexible (look at his past and current swings) then he was before. His game is in the dumps because of his head, not his body.
To me, Tigers legacy will be that of the greatest golfer of all time, in an era where the competition has been much, much better than any previous generation before now. At the beginning of Tigers career, the best players, barring one or two, would not make the top 50 today. Nicklaus did not have near the level of competition that Tiger does, and yes i've watched lots of his rounds. Nicklaus had one or two guys who could play at that level at any given time. Tiger is up against at least 30 every week who can play at that level. Golf is more than Majors, and 7 wins in 2 seasons (with this season only half finished) shows just how dominant he is.
Tiger will win more majors, and once he does, it will be just like before, he will lose that weekend nerve because he's done it, and will go back to winning 20% of the majors he plays in.
It amazes me that people talk like Tigers career is over. He has 10 years of Major winning golf in him, as long as he stays in shape, and I cant see him ever letting himself and his body go to hell.
Edited by ApocG10 - 6/21/13 at 12:35pm