Why Golfers Are Mastering CBD

By Anthony Washington, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Things are gearing up for the Masters, the PGA and LIV are making nice and cbd is quietly helping golfers – wait – what was the third thing? After a bitter fight, it seems the Saudi backed LIV Golf and the Professional Golf Tournament (PGA) are making nice and everyone seems ready to be polite at the upcoming Masters Tournament. The PGA Tour agreed to merge with LIV Golf in June 2023, ending ongoing lawsuits and allowing competitors to move forward as a larger operation. The two parties agreed to merge the commercial operations and rights of LIV Golf and PGA Tour into a new, unnamed, for-profit corporation. But the devil is in the details and it isn’t fully settled.  Despite the uncertainly, even casual golfers are gearing up to watch the annual Masters in Georgia to see both sides being nice.

In golf, the Masters is one of the most viewed tournaments, but what you won’t see is the answer to why golfers are mastering CBD.  Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson heavily suggested they consuming CBD-infused gum at tournaments, including the Masters. Greg Norman, Bubba Watson and Lucas Glover have all openly revealed they regularly use CBD oil to take their game to the next level.  So why have the embraced this cannabis derived cbd oil?  Simple it helps them play and recover better and quicker.

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While CBD comes from the cannabis plant, it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. This is the key reason it is sold in mainstream retailers like Walmart and Amazon. It has been scientifically proven to have medical benefits and helps with anxiety, inflammation, and more.

A key benefit of CBD for golfers it helps calm nerves and anxiety experienced while playing.  It is an individual game were you are completing against yourself and others while be watched. A person’s mental state plays a key role in any sport, so being as serene as possible will always help improve performance.


In additional, the game requires a significant amount of muscles and, in tournaments, over and over again for 1-3 days. CBD can help with fatigue, tiredness and muscle pain. In addition it can help a golfer recover quicker to allow playing round after round, day after day. Whether you’re sore from the day before or fighting off the sluggishness aging brings, it can gently relax and reduce many body issues.

Like cannabis, there still needs to be more research and you may want to experiment with dosage.  If you are a regular golfer, this could be another helpmate on the course.

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