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  • King_SlenderKing_Slender Members  1493WRX Points: 278Posts: 1,493 Platinum Tees
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    I could not believe when I heard that the reason he lost the weight was to be in the Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine. Dude threw his game away after winning 3 of 6 majors to be in a magazine - showing off a body that he never had when winning those majors and won't have after the photo shoot? Completely reckless and his manager should be fired.

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    On -, @new2g0lf said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    I really hate to say this, but I agree with Brandel. His agent and personal trainer (if he has one) should be fired for supporting or encouraging him to do this in the manner he did.

    I would say doing it at all. If you're his manager, don't you say "Dude, you just won 2 of 3 majors and 3 of the last 6 you played - you want to lose weight to be in a magazine photo shoot??? how about just focusing on winning the next major?"

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  • Jack_HJack_H Think people. Think. south carolinaMembers  30859WRX Points: 7,113Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,859 Titanium Tees
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    certainly lost the "tough guy " moniker for good .... crash diets at cost of your game isnt what apex predators do ... Brandel is dead on

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    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    Lol most reckless decision by an athlete in his prime? C'mon.

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    On -, @lopey986 said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    Lol most reckless decision by an athlete in his prime? C'mon.

    Len Bias is like, "watch this."

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    I don't usually agree with Brandel, but I agree 100% with him this time about Koepka. Stats don't lie.

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    When a makes this sort of decision its usually due to the influence of his partner. Look no further than his woman to be the voice in his ear

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    On -, @new2g0lf said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    I really hate to say this, but I agree with Brandel. His agent and personal trainer (if he has one) should be fired for supporting or encouraging him to do this in the manner he did.

    Brooks just said that he was doing blood work though to find out why..

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    He could be having personal relationship issues.

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    On -, @lopey986 said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    Lol most reckless decision by an athlete in his prime? C'mon.

    Tiger has made worse decisions for one

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    https://www.golfchannel.com/news/brandel-chamblee-koepkas-diet-most-reckless-self-sabotage-i-have-ever-seen

    I still have not heard it confirmed that it was for the body shoot , and he said he had bloodwork done so ...

    There has been speculation that Koepka’s diet was for ESPN's "Body Issue" but that has not been confirmed. During Tuesday’s “Live From The Masters” on the Golf Channel, analyst Brandel Chamblee criticized Koepka’s body transformation.>

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @new2g0lf said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    I really hate to say this, but I agree with Brandel. His agent and personal trainer (if he has one) should be fired for supporting or encouraging him to do this in the manner he did.

    Brooks just said that he was doing blood work though to find out why..

    Why hasn’t Brooks officially said what the reason for the weight loss is yet? If he just wants media attention, I guess he could drag this out. The whole thing is weird.

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    On -, @Lamb said:

    When a makes this sort of decision its usually due to the influence of his partner. Look no further than his woman to be the voice in his ear

    Good reasoning. She's a little on the emaciated, anorexic side.

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    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @new2g0lf said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    I really hate to say this, but I agree with Brandel. His agent and personal trainer (if he has one) should be fired for supporting or encouraging him to do this in the manner he did.

    Brooks just said that he was doing blood work though to find out why..

    Why hasn’t Brooks officially said what the reason for the weight loss is yet? If he just wants media attention, I guess he could drag this out. The whole thing is weird.

    I agree, I suspect as others that it was for ESPN, but I have not heard that officially yet.

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    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @new2g0lf said:

    On -, @Holy Moses said:

    The guys on “Live from the Masters” all said it was for the ESPN Body shoot. Brandel called it the most reckless decision for an athlete in his prime he’s seen. Might be an overreach, but it was a dumb decision! Brooks wants attention, but if your golf game falters, no one will care how good you look naked.

    I really hate to say this, but I agree with Brandel. His agent and personal trainer (if he has one) should be fired for supporting or encouraging him to do this in the manner he did.

    Brooks just said that he was doing blood work though to find out why..

    Why hasn’t Brooks officially said what the reason for the weight loss is yet? If he just wants media attention, I guess he could drag this out. The whole thing is weird.

    "On Tuesday, Koepka acknowledged a poor diet in attempt to lose weight may have contributed to an illness at last month’s Players Championship. After some blood tests, Koepka called the issues “quick fixes” and said he is getting his energy back after several weeks off."

    So it sounds like he tried to lose a ton of weight with a "poor diet" that probably just meant eating way less - then it caused some health problems. The blood work told him he was damaging his body with the crash diet, and he started eating normally again. At least that is what I gathered from this. I really like Brooks - he is one of my favorite players on Tour, but this is a tough look.

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    On -, @Cool Runnings said:

    I wonder if Brandel will now admit that bulking down also negatively impacts a players performance? After all, how often have we heard Brandel myopically push the flip-side position that guys ‘bulking up’ negatively impacts a players performance. I’d imagine he’d stay rather silent on it.

    You can lose weight in a slow controlled fashion that minimizes muscle loss but any quick fix diets like Koepka was on will obliterate muscle first, thus the term "skinny fat". Additionally the lose of mass had to change his body dimensions sufficiently enough to impact the feel of his swing. I usually can't stand Brandel, but I've never heard him push for crash diets or anything severe like Koepka did.

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    On -, @gvogel said:

    On -, @Lamb said:

    When a makes this sort of decision its usually due to the influence of his partner. Look no further than his woman to be the voice in his ear

    Good reasoning. She's a little on the emaciated, anorexic side.

    I'm sure she'd have liked him to drop a few pounds and most girls would like the bragging rights of having their man on the cover of a major sports magazine dedicated to fitness.

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    Can’t wait to see the photos!

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    On -, @Jagpilotohio said:

    I don’t understand why so many people mention in their post that they “don’t usually agree with ” or they “can’t believe I’m agreeing with Brandel”.

    Why? He’s usually right. He can certainly be an annoying a$$, but he’s usually correct.

    Brandel is a golf parasite, and we can agree to disagree on whether he is usually right.

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    On -, @Jagpilotohio said:

    I don’t understand why so many people mention in their post that they “don’t usually agree with ” or they “can’t believe I’m agreeing with Brandel”.

    Why? He’s usually right. He can certainly be an annoying a$$, but he’s usually correct.

    https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/chamblee-lifting-weights-cost-tiger-many-majors

    Well...which is it then? Lifting weights cost Tiger many majors.

    Brooks loses weight, costs him many majors.

    Brandel's opinion is as fickle as the direction the wind blows, he's just there to say stupid **** and rile people up.

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    Brooks !!! What could you be thinking dude? Vanity project? Please the social media girlfriend?
    How about we focus on winning 3 more majors or the career grand slam ..... and then you can run around in Masters' green thongs or whatever turns your crank .. or your gf's
    Career first buddy. You don't seem like the type to rest on their laurels after a grind to get to your current position in the golf world
    Golf history is full of stories of guys that lost their games when the lost weight ... Stadler comes to mind

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    thought bk was going to announce what it was?

    and he did say back in march he'd lost feel, which bc brought up last night concerning the putting & short game ...

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    Golf parasite? Interesting.
    The level of hatred is very high in this one. 😂

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    Regardless of the reason for the weight loss, I feel like there's adequate data to judge Koepka negatively based on the fact that he won't answer questions with straight simple answers. What a weird generational thing; where all sorts of photographs and personal information is shared online through social media, but substantive questions about performance in one's profession, from reporters whose lives are devoted to that beat, can't be answered.

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    On -, @lopey986 said:

    On -, @Jagpilotohio said:

    I don’t understand why so many people mention in their post that they “don’t usually agree with ” or they “can’t believe I’m agreeing with Brandel”.

    Why? He’s usually right. He can certainly be an annoying a$$, but he’s usually correct.

    https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/chamblee-lifting-weights-cost-tiger-many-majors

    Well...which is it then? Lifting weights cost Tiger many majors.

    Brooks loses weight, costs him many majors.

    Brandel's opinion is as fickle as the direction the wind blows, he's just there to say stupid **** and rile people up.

    I think that Brandel is generally against making big changes after success. Brooks was a bigger guy, not huge like many think, but stocky and for his frame, heavier. He tried, for whatever reason to lose a bunch of weight quickly. Tiger was skinny and bulked up. Brandel is a lot of things but this topic he is pretty consistent. If you are having success, don't change anything.

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    I think it’s hysterical. The level of stupidity and vanity involved here is off the charts.
    He loses substantial weight just to look cut for a magazine shoot that’s is supposed to celebrate athletes in their “natural” athletic condition. Wouldn’t it make more sense to shoot him at his normal “playing weight”?

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    On -, @15th Club said:

    Regardless of the reason for the weight loss, I feel like there's adequate data to judge Koepka negatively based on the fact that he won't answer questions with straight simple answers. What a weird generational thing; where all sorts of photographs and personal information is shared online through social media, but substantive questions about performance in one's profession, from reporters whose lives are devoted to that beat, can't be answered.

    In my opinion it's nobodies business WHY Brooks lost weight. He lost weight, said he went about it wrong and is working on correcting it. ****, maybe the guys back or knees was hurting a little bit and he thought some weight loss would help?

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