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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,294 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 25, 2019 11:57pm #122

    @BLF0901 said:

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    @golfandfishing said:
    Brooks is a fake tough guy d bag. He gets plenty of respect for his golf abilities, but no one over the mental age of 14 cares about Instagram so it’s not surprising the golf media ask him a few questions then move on to the guys with personalities for storylines.

    This is where I fall. I usually don't get involved with the "personal" aspect of golfers, but something just rubs me the wrong way about this guy. His golf is off the charts good, and I suppose that's where it should end. I will say this, people bashed Tiger for not giving the media much and Brooks is pretty much the same way. This doesn't bother me as much as his "I don't give an F" attitude on the course. The results are there, but for me, he just comes across as hard to root for. I don't root against anyone, but I'm not falling over myself for the guy.

    This is how I feel about Tiger. I realize this is a Brooks thread, but I had to chime in since you mentioned Tiger. I can't get behind someone like Tiger also for the "personal" aspect. The dude cheated on his wife with strippers and pee'd on them. Talk about disrespectful...The guy is barely human and was raised as a robot, how can some people hate on Brooks for his wacky personal choices, but not hurtful to anyone, but slob all over Tiger when he's one of the biggest POS's on tour?

    Never mind the way he strolled past autograph seeking kids like they weren't there and was notorious about stiffing people on tips even though he was worth nearly $1b. Tiger was a jerk and had one of the most manufactured personalities in professional sports, but these guys complaining about Brook's lack of personality were no doubt fawning all over Tiger.

    People "fawning" over TW "manufactured personality" cause he be like,

    The people we root for say a lot about who we are....you strike me as the type that roots for the house in blackjack.

    Yes, all these folks are “bad seeds” too ; )

    Justin Bieber has 106 Million followers on Twitter. I'm not sure what you're trying to prove with popularity.

    I bet Beibs wears a zip-tie on his shoe lace ; )

    Edit, he does! just like BK...

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    @bscinstnct
    Does that mean that he has Bieber Fever ????

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  • QuasimotoQuasimoto Members Posts: 912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @widow-maker said:

    @Big Ben said:
    I think Rory is a good example of a likable guy who’s honest and relates to the fans.

    You're correct that Rory is a likable guy, but he's caught a ton of flak the last few years because his results haven't been up to some people's expectations. Koepka, whose results have been up to expectations, still has caught flak because he doesn't measure up to some perceived personality bar that people who don't really know him have set.

    I love to watch BK play golf, he is certainly a powerhouse, and can play the short game as well. He won't do it every week, as we all know certain aspects of the game are sharp for for a period of time, and then not sharp for a period of time. (Any golfer I ever met waxes and wanes.)
    What I don't get about the criticism of BK is that in every era there are great golfers who are publicly similar to Brooks. Clone the swing (which is pretty much a given now on all tours) and now we want to clone the players personalities? No, I prefer to see, hear, different personalities and all their quirks and warts. I can relate to Brooks seeming arrogance as a result of needing supreme confidence in ability and performance delivery.
    Other people need to just this in other occupations as well. It is what makes them successful. And I would share a seat with him in a heartbeat!

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  • IDrive300FsportIDrive300Fsport Alpine,UTClubWRX Posts: 92 ClubWRX

    Brooks Cupcake should be his legal name for now on.

  • HeathbarHeathbar Members Posts: 81 ✭✭✭

    it just fuels Brooks!!!

  • bkloessbkloess St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 75 ✭✭✭

    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

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    @bkloess said:
    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

    Good point. There are plenty of douches on golf courses every weekend who don't like golf and don't practice. Why should a pro be any different?

  • Titleist99Titleist99 Members Posts: 451 ✭✭✭✭

    @bkloess said:
    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 2,396 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Titleist99 said:

    @bkloess said:
    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

    *Couldn't care less. I don't care that almost everyone uses this wrong, I will die on this hill, lol.

    And I think its a bit of a stretch to make this out to be some heroic "I don't conform" crusade. If he didn't care what people thought then he wouldn't whine about the stuff that he has. A lack of feeling would come with indifference, not snark.

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  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLF0901 said:

    @bscinstnct said:

    @BLF0901 said:

    @bscinstnct said:

    @BLF0901 said:

    @TomBomb51 said:

    @tbowles411 said:

    @golfandfishing said:
    Brooks is a fake tough guy d bag. He gets plenty of respect for his golf abilities, but no one over the mental age of 14 cares about Instagram so it’s not surprising the golf media ask him a few questions then move on to the guys with personalities for storylines.

    This is where I fall. I usually don't get involved with the "personal" aspect of golfers, but something just rubs me the wrong way about this guy. His golf is off the charts good, and I suppose that's where it should end. I will say this, people bashed Tiger for not giving the media much and Brooks is pretty much the same way. This doesn't bother me as much as his "I don't give an F" attitude on the course. The results are there, but for me, he just comes across as hard to root for. I don't root against anyone, but I'm not falling over myself for the guy.

    This is how I feel about Tiger. I realize this is a Brooks thread, but I had to chime in since you mentioned Tiger. I can't get behind someone like Tiger also for the "personal" aspect. The dude cheated on his wife with strippers and pee'd on them. Talk about disrespectful...The guy is barely human and was raised as a robot, how can some people hate on Brooks for his wacky personal choices, but not hurtful to anyone, but slob all over Tiger when he's one of the biggest POS's on tour?

    Never mind the way he strolled past autograph seeking kids like they weren't there and was notorious about stiffing people on tips even though he was worth nearly $1b. Tiger was a jerk and had one of the most manufactured personalities in professional sports, but these guys complaining about Brook's lack of personality were no doubt fawning all over Tiger.

    People "fawning" over TW "manufactured personality" cause he be like,

    The people we root for say a lot about who we are....you strike me as the type that roots for the house in blackjack.

    Yes, all these folks are “bad seeds” too ; )

    Justin Bieber has 106 Million followers on Twitter. I'm not sure what you're trying to prove with popularity.

    ...105 million only following to watch the "Beebs" train finally wreck.

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    @Titleist99 said:
    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

    Precisely.

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  • Titleist99Titleist99 Members Posts: 451 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 28, 2019 4:41pm #133

    @Valtiel said:

    @Titleist99 said:

    @bkloess said:
    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

    *Couldn't care less. I don't care that almost everyone uses this wrong, I will die on this hill, lol.

    And I think its a bit of a stretch to make this out to be some heroic "I don't conform" crusade. If he didn't care what people thought then he wouldn't whine about the stuff that he has. A lack of feeling would come with indifference, not snark.

    I know the proper English is (couldn't care less) but my software does not work as well as yours. It is very difficult to post anything on this board, yet alone correct anything. Now if you or anyone else choose to follow me around and correct my English or lack there of, on a golf forum, have at it! You do make a great point though....if he did not care what people thought of him he would not have press conferences stating his lack of respect by the media.....I will yield that to you sir. There is a possibility that it could be a act of defiance as well.....You have to admit though, he is an interesting character though....LOL!

  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,652 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Titleist99 said:

    @Valtiel said:

    @Titleist99 said:

    @bkloess said:
    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

    *Couldn't care less. I don't care that almost everyone uses this wrong, I will die on this hill, lol.

    And I think its a bit of a stretch to make this out to be some heroic "I don't conform" crusade. If he didn't care what people thought then he wouldn't whine about the stuff that he has. A lack of feeling would come with indifference, not snark.

    I know the proper English is (couldn't care less) but my software does not work as well as yours. It is very difficult to post anything on this board, yet alone correct anything. Now if you or anyone else choose to follow me around and correct my English or lack there of, on a golf forum, have at it! You do make a great point though....if he did not care what people thought of him he would not have press conferences stating his lack of respect by the media.....I will yield that to you sir. There is a possibility that it could be a act of defiance as well.....You have to admit though, he is an interesting character though....LOL!

    It’s nit like he is calling press conferences to bash anyone he is reacting to media questions during post round or pre event conferences that are pre scheduled by the tour/media

  • bkloessbkloess St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 75 ✭✭✭

    @GoGoErky said:

    @Titleist99 said:

    @Valtiel said:

    @Titleist99 said:

    @bkloess said:
    It's all about the money for him. He doesn't like golf. He is just so good at it, why not? If you got paid millions of dollars because you were good at something, but you didn't really care for it, I bet you would still do it. And then to get hounded by the media because you don't spend every waking minute caring about what you make millions of dollars doing. Why would he want to be in the media all the time, just to hear from them that he should practice more. The guy has earned the freedom to do whatever he wants. If he doesn't want to practice, that's fine. He will still go out and shoot 65. The guy shows up 30 minutes before his tee time, is sick, and then barely warms up, and then goes out to shoot a 64 or 65 on Sunday to win a tournament.

    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

    *Couldn't care less. I don't care that almost everyone uses this wrong, I will die on this hill, lol.

    And I think its a bit of a stretch to make this out to be some heroic "I don't conform" crusade. If he didn't care what people thought then he wouldn't whine about the stuff that he has. A lack of feeling would come with indifference, not snark.

    I know the proper English is (couldn't care less) but my software does not work as well as yours. It is very difficult to post anything on this board, yet alone correct anything. Now if you or anyone else choose to follow me around and correct my English or lack there of, on a golf forum, have at it! You do make a great point though....if he did not care what people thought of him he would not have press conferences stating his lack of respect by the media.....I will yield that to you sir. There is a possibility that it could be a act of defiance as well.....You have to admit though, he is an interesting character though....LOL!

    It’s nit like he is calling press conferences to bash anyone he is reacting to media questions during post round or pre event conferences that are pre scheduled by the tour/media

    It's like the Marshawn Lynch, I'm just here so they don't fine me. I'm sure if he didn't have to do any press conferences, he wouldn't.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members Posts: 2,946 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kid Bro Sweets said:

    @playar32 said:
    Brooks is a big gamer hunter, a mans man, masculine, aggressive.
    People don't want that in this day and age.

    Also they feel threaten by that.

    i wonder what other men want to do with a man like that

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  • ferrispgmferrispgm Members Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I think part of the problem with Brooks is that he comes off as arrogant and a bit of a spoiled rich kid. I went to school full of 'em and he gives the same vibe. He clearly thinks he is hot **** and doesn't care what anyone thinks. I applaud him for not caring what others think but at the same time, the fans and media are partially why you are making as much money as you do.....it wouldn't kill him to be a little more outgoing. I personally think that Rory strikes a good balance though he does seem to lack a touch in the confidence at times.

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  • Texas1Texas1 Members Posts: 362 ✭✭✭✭

    I’m an Englishman living in Texas. Seriously, wtf, he’s a great player, lack of respect, what a load of shite.

    Great for the game. Only those with inferiority complex would think otherwise

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  • WaytallWaytall Members Posts: 63 ✭✭

    I think that he loves golf and he cares. He just doesn't conform to others expectations. I think that he could care less what the media and this WRX board thinks...

    He doesn’t have passion for golf. Go watch his interview on Feherty. He doesn’t even want to play 18 holes...says he gets totally bored from hole 4 to 14. Won’t eat steak it the states anymore because the Japanese do it better.
    He’s spoiled , arrogant and just a “dink”. Loved watching Rory bury him at East Lake.

  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members Posts: 2,946 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    i actually expected his peers to be irate about his assessment of their prowess...but they were quiet. Tiger certainly didn't get away with winning with his C game comment. He was ripped by some tour players.
    They must be scared of Bruce lol.

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