WaCougMBS wrote:knapplc wrote:At least an athlete won this thing. That's something to hang our collective hat on.
Oh God, here we go again! While many golfers might not be NEARLY as athletic as the other top guys on this list, if you think Tiger is not an athlete just cause he's a golfer, than I give up
Tiger is athletic, sure, but he is not representative of golfers. Tiger pioneered the concept that golfers should be fit and athletic-looking. Before him most were relatively average-build guys. Use John Daly or Lefty as your example and see how silly that argument is.
Golf is a skill, not a sport. Its contemporaries are billiards, auto racing, darts, croquet, bowling, etc. There is nothing aerobic or strength-specific about it. I'm in crummy shape right now and I could go walk 18-36 holes tomorrow. I couldn't bike up l'Alpe d'Huez without training for a year, easy.