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April 14, 2014

Florida athlete Bubba Watson voiced his support for a reporter who called Jason Collins' coming out as an 'open rebellion to God'

A US golfer, who believes being gay is a sin, won the Masters yesterday (13 April).

Bubba Watson, a 35-year-old from Florida, won the green jacket, the $1.6 million prize and in doing so pleased a lot of conservative Christians.

When basketball star Jason Collins came out publicly as gay last year, Watson took the opportunity to preach against homosexuality.

He was one of the very few professional athletes to take a stand against Collins.

‘Thanks @Chris_Broussard for sharing your faith & the bible!! #GodIsGood,’ Watson tweeted.

March 17, 2014

'I don't think a gay golfer is going to be that big of a deal. It's not going to affect my life in any way, shape or form'

With courageous athletes like Michael Sam (NFL prospect), Jason Collins (NBA) and Robbie Rogers (MLS) coming out as gay in the past year, it seems like only a matter of time when other major leagues also have openly gay male pros.

What about golf?

So far, the Professional Golf Association has never had someone come out as gay but straight player Brandt Snedeker knows they are already among him.

April 24, 2012

Matthew Jenkin puts his mind at rest to get his body in gear during his Olympic body challenge

Oscar Wilde famously said he could resist everything but temptation. I can resist everything except a vodka Martini and a double chocolate gateaux.

Or at least, that was the case before I started my three month challenge to look and feel like an Olympian before the London 2012 games.