“Because I didn’t know how much I was going to be playing. I was just trying to play. So next year I have a better understanding of what I need to do and this off-season will be very different than it was last year.”
Woods was ahead of his time when it came to emphasizing fitness and strength. This February he recounted his legendary workout routines of old. “Well I used to get up in the morning run four miles” Woods said at the Valspar. “Then I’d go to the gym do my lift.
Justin Rose is the latest player to join rarefied air. With a runner-up Monday at the BMW Championship he became just the 22nd player to ascend to the top spot in the World Golf Ranking.
By the early 2000s Broadie resolved to start amassing it himself. Of the game’s many riddles the first one he hoped to untangle was what separated an elite player from an 80-shooter such as himself and an 80-shooter from a 90-shooter and so on across all levels of the game.
Take the par-three eighth where he’d now arrived. At 145 yards the hole ranks as the easiest at Pelham but it has a history of giving Broadie trouble. In 2005 the year he started cataloging his own rounds Broadie played it 18 times always with a nine-iron but only hit the green on a third of those occasions.