📷 No. 13: No pain, no gain⠀⠀ This #ETPhotoOfTheYear image was taken by @kristoffer_kotte_broberg of fellow Swede Alex Noren's hands after a particularly long practice session, the day before the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Noren is known as one of the hardest workers on Tour and has said before that he now often wears two gloves during practice to protect his hands from the effects of hitting hundreds of shots in a day.
Golfers don’t get the credit they deserve for conquering both the mental and physical challenges of their sport, so any small thing I can do to help is probably greatly appreciated. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to revel at the calloused hands of the European Tour’s Alex Noren. The three G’s come to mind: gritty, gutty, and grinder. These gnarly hands will go a long way in building his blue-collar brand, the type of guy whose hand you want to shake — carefully.