Alex Massie

Resisting the exercise bullies

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John Daly, Man of the People, Hero:

[Tiger] Woods, who won the USPGA on Sunday, said his opponents could have combated Tulsa's heat better with a fitness regime like his.

Daly, who weighs 100kgs and has had well-documented alcohol problems, briefly led at Southern Hills before fading to tie for 32nd place.

But he said: "I did better than most players last week who do work out."

Speaking on the eve of the European Tour's Scandinavian Masters in Sweden, Daly added: "I don't think it matters if you work out or if you don't work out."

"I'm used to the heat. Fat boys like me can get through the heat."

"I tried but every time I worked out I threw up and I thought to myself that you can get drunk and throw up, so it's just not for me."

"I'm flexible enough, there are probably some things I could do to keep my flexibility up, but I'd rather smoke, drink diet Cokes and eat. I get enough exercise walking five or six miles a day."


Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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