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Lance Armstrong has taken up playing a ton of golf

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Lance Armstrong plays a lot of golf these days. (Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong plays a lot of golf these days. (Getty Images)

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What do you do when your life comes crashing down around you and you lose $150 million and nearly all the adulation from folks who you thought liked you?

You play golf every day, of course.

Or that's what Lance Armstrong does according to this really cool Esquire piece.

"These days, he usually wakes up early and goes for a run—just five miles or so, taking it easy—and drops his younger kids off at school. Then he heads out to the golf course.

"Before everything came crashing down, Armstrong says, he hated golf. The game isn't natural to him. You have to swivel your hips and his legs were all about up and down. Now he takes lessons, plays eighteen holes, then goes home to watch golf on TV. Hansen jokes about being a golf widow, but Armstrong just shrugs. 'What else am I gonna do?'"

Pretty cool, right?

Armstrong said he's even eschewed working out on the bike for golf -- no small feat for somebody like him.

"In the last couple of months, he's even given up on workouts. Sometimes he goes for a bike ride, but nothing too rigorous. 'It's like, I don't really care,' he says, a little mystified. "It's weird."

Lance calls it "weird" and I call it "yep, you're never ever ever going back."

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