Sporting Life

Even at 40 an athlete can find a sporting masterpiece

Forget all that stuff about 40 being the new 30 because it's just sweet, bumper-sticker babble. Forty in sport is just 40. It's a lot of years and a lot of miles walked and your bones will remind you of it. It's a lot of shots played and a lot of tape used to patch up a beaten-up heart.

Forty is a lot of waiting for a first Major.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2019, with the headline 'Even at 40 an athlete can find a sporting masterpiece'. Print Edition | Subscribe