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Golf: Tiger’s Advice to Rory

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“Don’t listen to the critics who say bulking up is bad for your golf swing.”

The Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman took some time out while at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship “chatting with players off-camera and uncovered some fun, interesting stories.

Kelly writes, “Regarding Tiger, Rory said they had a long talk about fitness when they were grouped together in Abu Dhabi. Woods told McIlroy he shouldn’t listen to the critics who say bulking up is bad for your golf swing. He said to look at athletes in other sports. If you want to get ahead and be taken seriously, you have to get the most out of your body.”

And on the serious matter of love and marriage Kelly suggests, “Significant others have significant effect on players’ games” and cites the case of Hunter Mahan’s marriage to ex-Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleader Kandi Harris.

Papi commenting on Kelly’s article pleads: "Oh PLUEEEEEEZ Most of us Play Golf to Get Away from The Good Woman for a few Hours Kelly? Geez”

Perish the thought that us bachelors should feel the need to seek out a good woman to improve our golf. However it does concern me that married men, envious of our single status should resort to the likes of Team USA at Celtic Manor.

“Before Hunter met Kandi, he was the single guy at the Ryder Cup. His teammates would rib him because he was the only one at the opening ceremony without a significant other. For a laugh, they bought him a doll named ‘Monique’ to accompany him down the aisle.”

Other “interesting” stories include, “Graeme McDowell is in the final stages of building his new home in Lake Nona. He said it’s an 8,500-square foot spread complete with a “man cave” that features a snooker table and a wet bar with an endless supply of Guinness on tap.”

And, “He (Rory) told me he out-lifts Caroline (Wozniacki) but she can still outrun him. Tiger Woods once told me the same thing about Elin when they were married.”

Now here’s a thought, perhaps Tiger needs a significant other in his life to improve his putting.

Here’s the link to Kelly

Quote of the Day

“Golf is like marriage: If you take yourself too seriously it won't work.” – Anon

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