Tuesday 23 May 2017

Peter Bills: Evergreen Player points the way for modern-day stars

Peter Bills at Augusta

For a sport that does not involve a single tackle and never sees a ball fired or struck at an opponent, golf is extracting a heavy toll on its participants.

Tiger Woods' recollection this week of the fact that he has now had four operations on his left knee, a torn Achilles and a broken leg, was followed by fears that young Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy could be facing long-term problems with his back.

A bad back? That's society's most common complaint, but we're dealing here with what we thought were super-fit sporting icons, men whose bodies were in rippling rude health. Seems the opposite is the truth, in many cases.

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