What happens when you’re a professional athlete and your season is shut down due to a global pandemic? How do you stay fit and channel your competitive drive?
For a number of PGA Golfers, the answer seems to be to hit the Peloton. Rory McIlroy & Jay Monahan seem to have started the trend, bringing up their bike habits in a press conference after the Players Championship. How well does golf translate to indoor cycling? Pretty well for McIlroy! His 45-minute PR tops out at 955 for a 45-minute ride, though his average tends to be in the 700s. Recently, other golfers like Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas have joined the club as well. Both Monahan and Billy Horschel have publicly commented on trying to match McIlroy’s numbers, so it’s safe to say that they don’t leave their competitive nature on the golf course!
Tried to keep up with @McIlroyRory on the @onepeloton but the world #1 got me! Guess I need to work hard! ??#tillnexttime pic.twitter.com/dqg2eGhsrL
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) March 16, 2020
The PGA postponed the Players Championship on March 12th after originally stating they would continue the tournament but ban fans from watching at the course. Since then, the PGA has canceled or postponed all tournaments through May 17th, including the Masters and PGA Championships.
Want to see how you shape up against some of the world’s best golfers? Watson has challenged Thomas, McElroy, and even Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to join him for Alex Touissant’s live 30-minute Intervals and Arms ride tomorrow morning at 10 AM Eastern Time. Peloton CEO John Foley chimed in in the comments and indicated he’d be riding along as well!
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