In 2011, Tom was interviewed for an article in Golf Digest and stated that a decline in physical fitness is inevitable for all of us as we age.  But to make the decline as gradual as possible, particularly as it relates to the golf swing, Watson said a daily exercise regimen is vital.

“You have to do it….And not just stretching. You need cardio, strength training, the works. I believe it’s a big reason I’m still hitting the ball as well as I am hitting it now.”

Watson went on to say that he feels the most important area to focus on as you get older is your hips.

“The first thing you lose is the ability to fire your hips, you have to really train that area hard.”

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