Lance Armstrong gets his handicap down into single digits
Lance Armstrong can't compete in bicycle races anymore, so he's spending a lot of time on the golf course. And apparently all the time he's putting in is paying off.
"I've been staying fit and even have my handicap down to a 9," Armstrong told USA Today, which has an extensive recap of his life one year after his big interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"Been wanting to break 80 and could never manage to do it," he added. "Then out of the blue one day I shoot 74. Since then I can't break an egg. Frustrating game."
Armstrong has long been an avid golfer, even during his cycling days, and is known to play both at home and on vacation.
In fact, in a story in Cycling News last month, he said he has all but quit recreational cycling in favor of golf to ''clear his mind,'' and plans to play more golf as he goes forward.
''I've got a feeling of rejection for cycling at the moment,'' he said. ''I run to keep fit and I'm playing a lot of golf. Then there's my work for the fight against cancer. Cancer victims are my community of reference.
''Golf is helping me a lot. I take my golf clubs everywhere I go,'' he added. ''I run to keep fit but to clear my head of bad thoughts, there's nothing better than golf.''
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