Some interesting excerpts from an interview Mark Calcavecchia gave ASAP Sports:
"I spent six weeks [at Athletes Performance in Tempe, Ariz.], didn't lose a
pound and felt worse; two and a half, three-hour workouts for five days in a
row. That was it, right there, surrendered. Flew up the white flag, never
again. Walking 18 holes around here is a good enough workout for me." Mark
Calcavecchia, on why he no longer visits a gym.
Calc on course conditions at Firestone: "I even texted Tiger on Tuesday when
I was out there playing after I putted a couple off the green on the second
hole because he was down at Southern Hills. I said the greens are as fast as
Augusta's. I've never seen them this fast."
Calc on why, at 47 with a cranky back, he keeps playing.
"Buying a $2 million lot [in Tequesta, Fla.] and building a $2 million house
motivated me. I've got about $200,000 in the bank and $5 million in debt,
that motivates me, so I've got to keep going."
Calc on playing with sore ribs, to boot: "You just flinch, close your eyes
and take a deep breath and say this is going to hurt like hell, go ahead and
hit it. Then you hit it, and you're like, okay, next, and then you limp up
to your ball and you try and recover for the next."
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