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Brooks Koepka and the his lack of respect

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Apologies if this has been covered in another thread or multiple threads. I feel like the people in the media who don't hold him up in the same light as Tiger or Phil, we know who they are, they perceive him as nothing more than a bomb and gouge player.
They respect the older school players who can navigate their way around a course with all the shots in their bag, like a Jordan Spieth.

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13971WRX Points: 1,531Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,971 Titanium Tees
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    It’s about marketing. The networks need a charismatic player to market. Brooks is boring, but really good. Brandel has disrespected him, but he’s an asshat.

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  • gvogelgvogel Members  8546WRX Points: 1,458Posts: 8,546 Titanium Tees
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    Brooks doesn't have the photogenic smile of the King, or Tiger, or Jordan.

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    I can’t get around Brooks he’s about as charismatic as a pet rock. Guy has game though no doubt about it.

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    People don’t respect what they can’t understand.
    Brooks is an athlete and golf journalists aren’t. They cannot do what he does. But they can (to some degree) plot there way round a course.
    Plus they want somebody charismatic to get s good story. Brooks will never give them that so they hate on him for a reaction to get a story instead.

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    he gets plenty of respect ... he plays up rodney dangerfield image, which is weak, imo ...

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    I don’t understand how Brooks being an athele has anything to do with being misunderstood. He’s not the first golfer to be athletic.

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    It could be a power vs skill thing. Some people, myself included, think of something as a world class player if they can give them a persimmon wood and a balata ball and see if they would be just as dominant as they are now. Brooks is all power, with little skill.

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    I don’t understand how Brooks being an athele has anything to do with being misunderstood. He’s not the first golfer to be athletic.
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    Brooks gets plenty of respect, especially from his peers. Even Brandel recognizes him as the #1 player in the World. The rest of it is just background noise. Tiger endured the background noise during his whole run at #1. People will always take swipes at the guy on top, for whatever reasons they can find.

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    He has the media baffled. He’s playing well, wins majors which the media claims are the most important wins, rarely wins a non major and doesn’t play golf in between events.

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    If you’re going to start a topic please use proper grammar. What are you saying?

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    A guy named Jack Wesley Nicklaus had trouble with his public image for more than a few years. So, for Brooks, there's some hope.

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    On -, @Socrates said:

    It irritates people that he doesn’t give a rats a** about what they think he should do. He also doesn’t suffer fools gladly and he pretty much has little time for the media. I guess if people don’t like that, too bad. He’s just bloody impressive and that’s good enough for me.

    It’s funny. He does seem to find use for the media when he wants to start an argument though. Rather than say something to Bryson one on one. Or JB etc. he has no issue doing it in public while hiding behind the media. His words can be correct but his delivery of them was pretty cowardly.

    Players have several avenues to say things like that. One on one and to the players advisory council being 2 good ones. Instead he takes the avenue of passive aggression. Poor form in my opinion.

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    On -, @jdl said:

    This week talking about the slow play issue Brooks said some players should watch coverage of themselves playing to get a handle on the issue. He admitted he did something similar in college to combat his on-course anger issue so that explains his demeanour, its something he worked on as the anger side was completely counter productive. It's worked out well for him but some fans can't get their head round it. Personally I like it.

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    I respect him as much as I respect watching grass grow and paint dry.

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    On -, @bladehunter said:

    On -, @Socrates said:

    It irritates people that he doesn’t give a rats a** about what they think he should do. He also doesn’t suffer fools gladly and he pretty much has little time for the media. I guess if people don’t like that, too bad. He’s just bloody impressive and that’s good enough for me.

    It’s funny. He does seem to find use for the media when he wants to start an argument though. Rather than say something to Bryson one on one. Or JB etc. he has no issue doing it in public while hiding behind the media. His words can be correct but his delivery of them was pretty cowardly.

    Players have several avenues to say things like that. One on one and to the players advisory council being 2 good ones. Instead he takes the avenue of passive aggression. Poor form in my opinion.

    Except that he did confront Bryson on the putting green after Bryson chirped at brooks caddie. When the media asks a questions he answers.

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    Tough crowd here. Wonder what you guys would think of Ben Hogan if he was playing in his prime today?

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    Love how Brooks keeps winning at life doesn’t caring about anybody else 😂😂

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    On -, @wombat_vortex said:

    Apologies if this has been covered in another thread or multiple threads. I feel like the people in the media who don't hold him up in the same light as Tiger or Phil, we know who they are, they perceive him as nothing more than a bomb and gouge player.

    Well....to be fair he isn't a 'Tiger or Phil'.

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