Evidently Brooks is "Yoked, Ripped and Jacked".....Orly?

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Since when does a golfer having some semblance of a muscular build make him Adonis? Brooks is a bigger than average dude and it's evident he works out more than his peers....but my goodness the narrative of him and others being borderline bodybuilders is beyond annoying. Modern day athletes stay in shape and use hot equipment....ball goes far....get over it



(that may have been a rant and for that I'm at least partially apologetic)
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  • straightshot7straightshot7 Members Posts: 3,026 ✭✭
    Announcers exaggerate everything.
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,849 ✭✭
    For generations, the generally accepted ideal body for golf was long and lean. Golf writers and those in the media are extremely slow to accept new concepts and ideas about the game. A golfer with mass that isn’t fat, for some reason, is considered one who is risking injury.



    Until more golfers put on muscle, it won’t be commonly accepted. It’s still generally considered non-beneficial to put on muscle for golf. Exercise is more geared toward recovery and injury prevention. Something tells me that golf will always view DJ’s body as ideal compared to Koepka’s though.
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  • mjen43mjen43 Members Posts: 943 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #5
    Golf is primarily an explosive power based game a la sprinting, shotput, baseball hitting. It’s not an endurance sport like marathon running, it’s not a mental sport like chess. The name of the game is controlled raw explosive power. Now that Tiger enlightened the world on this concept and changed the game, this is what the future will look like. Pure unadulterated man meat crushing PEDs like John Daly did Coors Light and hitting 370+ yard dingers off the tee.
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members Posts: 1,259 ✭✭
    mjen43 wrote:


    Golf is primarily an explosive power based game a la sprinting, shotput, baseball hitting. It's not an endurance sport like marathon running, it's not a mental sport like chess. The name of the game is controlled raw explosive power. Now that Tiger enlightened the world on this concept and changed the game, this is what the future will look like. Pure unadulterated man meat crushing PEDs like John Daly did Coors Light and hitting 370+ yard dingers off the tee.




    Golf is nothing like sprinting. Maybe a little like shot-putting or hitting in baseball, but, over the course of a tournament the swing does tax the body a lot. Also, I doubt there are more than a handful of people who would think of using PEDS in Golf. Finally, to say that golf is not a mental sport... Tell that to a golfer.
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  • mjen43mjen43 Members Posts: 943 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #7

    mjen43 wrote:


    Golf is primarily an explosive power based game a la sprinting, shotput, baseball hitting. It's not an endurance sport like marathon running, it's not a mental sport like chess. The name of the game is controlled raw explosive power. Now that Tiger enlightened the world on this concept and changed the game, this is what the future will look like. Pure unadulterated man meat crushing PEDs like John Daly did Coors Light and hitting 370+ yard dingers off the tee.




    Golf is nothing like sprinting. Maybe a little like shot-putting or hitting in baseball, but, over the course of a tournament the swing does tax the body a lot. Also, I doubt there are more than a handful of people who would think of using PEDS in Golf. Finally, to say that golf is not a mental sport... Tell that to a golfer.




    It’s mental in the sense that proprioception, hand-eye coordination, power, and everything we do requires a functioning brain, and some people’s brains help facilitate these things better than others. But as far is it being a mental game like chess or poker, nope. Golf is an outdoor physical activity and whoever hits the ball best, a primarily physical act, wins.
  • Symeon Star-EyesSymeon Star-Eyes Members Posts: 166
    Probably the "beefiest" dude on tour. Benches 315. And hits it a mile. Of course he's going to be hyped, because it's not normal for a golfer.
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    Brooks likes putting on a gun show, but I don’t think he’s particularly ripped. More like toned.



    Either way, he’s going to end up 3rd on the list of all-time major winners.
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  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #10


    For generations, the generally accepted ideal body for golf was long and lean. Golf writers and those in the media are extremely slow to accept new concepts and ideas about the game. A golfer with mass that isn’t fat, for some reason, is considered one who is risking injury.



    Until more golfers put on muscle, it won’t be commonly accepted. It’s still generally considered non-beneficial to put on muscle for golf. Exercise is more geared toward recovery and injury prevention. Something tells me that golf will always view DJ’s body as ideal compared to Koepka’s though.


    I respectively disagree with the first part of your statement.

    Long and lean players were evident over the years on tour but the most successful body shape was not long and lean but shortish and solid.

    Players like Hogan, Snead, Jones and even Nicklaus were not much over 5'8" if that.

    A lot of elite players of yesteryear were this body type.

    It was not really until Greg Norman came along the the taller power player make their mark.
  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Unregistered Posts: 5,362 ✭✭

    mjen43 wrote:


    Golf is primarily an explosive power based game a la sprinting, shotput, baseball hitting. It's not an endurance sport like marathon running, it's not a mental sport like chess. The name of the game is controlled raw explosive power. Now that Tiger enlightened the world on this concept and changed the game, this is what the future will look like. Pure unadulterated man meat crushing PEDs like John Daly did Coors Light and hitting 370+ yard dingers off the tee.




    Golf is nothing like sprinting. Maybe a little like shot-putting or hitting in baseball, but, over the course of a tournament the swing does tax the body a lot. Also, I doubt there are more than a handful of people who would think of using PEDS in Golf. Finally, to say that golf is not a mental sport... Tell that to a golfer.




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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,464 ✭✭
    I thought the dad bod is back in?



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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,440 ✭✭
    Brooks is far from a body builder. But make no mistake, he's got natural.power and would have been hitting it with the longest of the persimmon day...
  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members Posts: 2,766 ✭✭
    lifting weights do not work for golf...chambloo
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  • ray9898ray9898 Members Posts: 784 ✭✭
    Oh boy....this again....how original.
  • ChillyDipperChillyDipper Members Posts: 1,034 ✭✭
    Snead was under 5'8" I always thought he was in the 6'0" to 6'2" range.
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,744 ✭✭


    Snead was under 5'8" I always thought he was in the 6'0" to 6'2" range.




    Snead was 5'11", which was tall for the era.
  • J13J13 Dad golf Members Posts: 15,446 ✭✭
    Brooks was asked in the media tent about his bench press numbers and he said it's not all that impressive compared to guys he routinely see's at local gyms. He clearly thinks the media makes way too much of it.
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse Members Posts: 13,206 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:



    For generations, the generally accepted ideal body for golf was long and lean. Golf writers and those in the media are extremely slow to accept new concepts and ideas about the game. A golfer with mass that isn’t fat, for some reason, is considered one who is risking injury.



    Until more golfers put on muscle, it won’t be commonly accepted. It’s still generally considered non-beneficial to put on muscle for golf. Exercise is more geared toward recovery and injury prevention. Something tells me that golf will always view DJ’s body as ideal compared to Koepka’s though.


    I respectively disagree with the first part of your statement.

    Long and lean players were evident over the years on tour but the most successful body shape was not long and lean but shortish and solid.

    Players like Hogan, Snead, Jones and even Nicklaus were not much over 5'8" if that.

    A lot of elite players of yesteryear were this body type.

    It was not really until Greg Norman came along the the taller power player make their mark.




    Snead and Jack were close to 6’ tall when they were young. Jack has definitely shrunk as he aged.

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  • Greg B.Greg B. Members Posts: 366 ✭✭


    Announcers exaggerate everything.




    That's true. They keep talking about Tiger having a chance to win the PGA, for example. image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />
  • dlygrissedlygrisse Members Posts: 13,206 ✭✭
    mjen43 wrote:


    Golf is primarily an explosive power based game a la sprinting, shotput, baseball hitting. It’s not an endurance sport like marathon running, it’s not a mental sport like chess. The name of the game is controlled raw explosive power. Now that Tiger enlightened the world on this concept and changed the game, this is what the future will look like. Pure unadulterated man meat crushing PEDs like John Daly did Coors Light and hitting 370+ yard dingers off the tee.




    I would argue Tigers biggest strength was his mental approach.

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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭


    Brooks likes putting on a gun show, but I don’t think he’s particularly ripped. More like toned.



    Either way, he’s going to end up 3rd on the list of all-time major winners.




    He’s not really toned, a guy like mcilroy would be considered toned.
  • danattherockdanattherock Members Posts: 3,517 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #23
    Tiger could win. Two three putts yesterday and missed many 8-12 birdie putts.



    As for Brooks, he is an athlete, period. Back when Arnold Palmer started playing, suspect folks made similar Koepka comments, brutus, weight lifter, etc. He was a modern athlete of his day, similar to Brooks is now. Personally, I think Brooks is a cool cat, well spoken, and respectful. I hope he tears that course a new one today. Muscles dont explain his great touch around greens, putting, nor his demeanor. Much more to Brooks than I am hearing from golf commentators, or Monday morning quarterbacks here.
  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,230 ✭✭


    Announcers exaggerate everything.




    I agree 150%...
  • mosesgolfmosesgolf Members Posts: 6,833 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #25
    BK is a fairly big and strong golfer. He does not look like the golfer of yore like Sluman Kite Crenshaw Toms and CHAMBLOW. So when guys like him start dominating the myths start. With that said he really is fun to watch. Driver wedge is fun when most others are hitting 6-8 irons. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers Posts: 1,757 ✭✭
    Morning Drive just reported Brooks is able to do 14 reps @ 225 lbs on the bench press.
  • bladehunterbladehunter Rain rain go the hell away ! south carolinaMembers Posts: 26,534 ✭✭
    Two factions here. Non lifters who know Brooks is big for a golfer And muscle heads who say “ he’s tiny ,barely any definition at all “. Typed while they cut the sleeves out of their T shirts and slits down the neck.



    Honestly who cares ? Why start another “ he’s built like a linebacker “. “ no he’s not “. Thread ?
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    It doesn't matter when you've got a delicate 30 foot chip from deep rough, or when you have a sliding 5 footer for par. Scoring still happens inside 150 yards
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  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers Posts: 1,757 ✭✭
    Sean Foley reporting that NFL defensive ends are now 6'8", 270 lbs and run 4.5 40 yard dashes. Can't wait for the NFL season to watch these dudes.
  • oikos1oikos1 Members Posts: 2,283 ✭✭
    jdl wrote:


    Morning Drive just reported Brooks is able to do 14 reps @ 225 lbs on the bench press.




    225 bench totals for different-sized athletes to meet NFL status quo:
    • Linemen: 30-39
    • Tight Ends and Linebackers: 25-30
    • Running Backs: 20-25
    • Defensive Backs and Receivers: 15-20


    https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/nfl-combine-trainer-225-bench-press.html
  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭
    Umm yea, why are people comparing someone with some muscle to nfl players. Those guys are freaks of nature
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