Probably not wise to compare guys that played the game eons ago to the modern player.
Did AFL players spend much time in the gym in the 50's Dave?
Did cricketers spend much time in the gym even 15 years ago?
I imagine that many of the top 100 Tour players have a gym regime these days.
They may not all be looking to stack on pounds, but they'd certainly be looking to increase their endurance, flexibility and strength.
In certain sports I reckon gym and physical training had improved sports
But equipment demands that also.
Yup I agree that golf has an athletic element to it
But the way tiger talks is like he's training for an Olympic event not golf ...?He uses terms like a track athlete would ...he refers to Jordan's fadeaway jumper as change and evolvement ...sure I get that.
But agree his swing looks better this time and I hope he wins
Don bradman average 99.94 with bat weighing in just around 2lbs on uncovered pitches ....with no gym work
Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson bowled at hurtling pace before gym work really came in
In pure athlete if events like swimming and running and kayaking sure they are pure athletic events with some skill....
GOLF IS mostly skill in my view
It's interesting isn't with all the gym work, sports science in cricket .....batsmen and bowlers are now injured more than ever ...James pattinson and Patrick cummins case in point ....lots of injuries