Robert Garrigus, who finished third at the recent U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, told Golf Digest that he and other golfers smoked marijuana during Nationwide Tour Events in 2002.
That included lighting up inside the ropes, if you must know.
“Oh yeah, there were plenty of guys on the Nationwide Tour who smoked in the middle of the round,” Garrigus says without blanching. “We always talked about it. You could go in the Porta John and take your drags.
“I had a very high tolerance, and I didn’t know that it wasn’t helping me,” he says. “All you’re thinking is that it feels good, so it must be good for what you’re doing. It wasn’t until I quit that I realized how stupid it was. But I don’t regret any of it because it put me on the path I’m on now.”
“I played well in spurts, but I would be really inconsistent,” he says. “I had no idea what the hell I was doing. It’s hard to be consistent if your body isn’t right, but it was part of my everyday life.”