Tiger Woods is getting ready for the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and so he sat down for a press conference with the media on Tuesday. All the usual stuff was covered, stuff we’ve heard a thousand times, but one story Woods told stood out for just how crazy it was.
Recalling a conversation he had with fellow PGA Tour stud, Justin Thomas, while flying to California for the tournament, Woods discussed the bonkers, super-rigorous workout routine he used to follow when he was in his 20s.
You know, the years he won four Masters, two PGA Championships, two U.S. Opens, and three British Opens? Those years.
“JT was asking me this on the flight: ‘What did you used to do when you were about my age?’ Well, I used to get up in the morning, run four miles. Then I’d go to the gym, do my lift. Then I’d hit balls for two to three hours, I’d go play, come back, work on my short game, I’d go run another four more miles, and then if anyone wanted to play basketball or tennis, I would go play basketball or tennis. That was a daily routine. I’m not doing any of that now.”
Uh, I’m out of breath just hearing him describe that regimen. No wonder back then people like me were wondering if Tiger Woods was even really a human and not some sort of golfing cyborg programmed to break every golf record in the history books.
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