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Forum Thread of the Day: “How will Brooks Koepka’s 24lb weight loss affect his 2019 on the course?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Holy Moses who began the thread discussing Brooks Koepka’s recent weight loss which is rumored to be for an ESPN photo shoot. Koepka has stated how he is “out of sorts” on the course recently due to him dropping 24lbs, and our members have been speculating on the impact it could have on his season.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MattyO1984: “Crazy that he would try and change his body so much for a photo shoot. If he were a model, you could understand it but as a golfer, who relies on his body being able to do what he needs it to do it’s madness and more than a little vain as well.”
  • Cool Runnings: “So Brook’s has lost 24lbs, and his driving/swing is suffering, isn’t this the opposite of what the ‘so called experts’ were religiously stating about players bulking up and it impeding their driving/swing. Yet more proof they’re talking about topics above their pay-grade”
  • Holy Moses: “Well, Brooks has been wondering why he hasn’t been getting media attention. He’s come out of his shell lately. Good for him.”

Entire Thread: “How will Brooks Koepka’s 24lb weight loss affect his 2019 on the course?”

 

 

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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    Mar 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    He says he’s back to eating again, so he should be fine. He won’t be ready for the Masters, but hopefully he can be ready for the other two, and we know he’s great on US Open set ups, so he lets hope he can do a hat-trick

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Which was better: The 1986 or 2019 Masters?

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from OBbogey5 who has divided our members with his question concerning which Masters was best between the 1986 event and last week’s championship. Our members share their views with some compelling reasons included behind their argument either way.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RobotDoctor: “To me, the ’86 Masters is the best ever being how Nicklaus stormed back and shot 30 on the back 9 taking out Norman, Ballesteros and Kite. Nicklaus wasn’t playing well and was labeled as too old. With Woods, he has overcome health issues, personal issues and self-doubt. Maybe my sentiment with ’86 is my admiration for Nicklaus. Maybe the 2019 Masters is the most incredible. I need time to digest what just happened in the grand scheme of things.”
  • DLBTide7: “Today was the better Masters for me, personally. To come back from the depths of darkness that once surrounded Tiger is an amazing accomplishment.”
  • BearQ: “Tiger for me. Something to consider… Factor in the worldwide media blitz Tiger deals with in 2019. The added substantial pressure because the overall viewing audience is 100x bigger. If he lost it somehow it would be magnified MUCH more than a Jack L. Even with the bad health and other issues he’s overcome, a 2nd today and he would get RIPPED by many of the jack fans (not all of them). Dudes whole life was destroyed not long ago in every regard. Outside of Jack being older and playing amazing out of the blue, in ’86 he simply wasn’t dealing with the motherload of hate/pressure and several other factors that Tiger wakes up to. A writer or two writing Jack off pre ’86 is childs play compared to the criticism of TW. I’ve written this before, today and again. It’s the biggest day in golf history to me all things considered. There has never been a day more people have known who won a golf tournament. IT’S EVERYWHERE!”
  • RobertBaron: “86 also has the iconic “Yes sir!” call coupled with the great image of Nicklaus walking his putt down with the putter raised. I was watching 19 while working so I definitely missed stuff on Sunday but it seems to me there really wasn’t an iconic call during the broadcast nor was there an iconic Tiger moment during play like a huge fist pump or some crazy shot he pulled off. So advantage 86 in that category.”

Entire Thread: “Which was better: The 1986 or 2019 Masters?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What changes would you like made at Augusta National?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from msupel, who asked fellow members if they were to make any changes to Augusta National, what would they be? Our members give their view, with some suggestion subtle changes, and others entirely satisfied with the course just the way it is.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • King_Slender: “They could move the bunker on 8 – that’s essentially what they did with the bunkers on 5, moving them back like 15-20 yards when they moved the tee back, so they were in the same landing area. I think it’s fine where it is – one of the beauties of Augusta is that all the Par 5’s can be hit in 2 by 95% of the field if you hit the fairway.”
  • AmazinBlue: “I think they need to move the 13th green and the tributary to Rae’s Creek back about 45 yards and the tee back about 25 yards. Since moving the green and the creek is nearly impossible, They should back the tee up about 70 yards and move it to the left. The hole has become ridiculously easy. Everyone that lands their tee shot on grass can get there in 2. It is supposed to be a risk/reward hole.”
  • pmadden86: “The changes they made to #5 were brilliant, I saw some guys hitting woods and 4 irons into that green when they flared their tee shot right. 13 and 15 – DO NOT CHANGE! Both are brilliant risk-reward holes just the way they are. Only change I’d like to see is 17th being driveable; it’s very meh since the tree came down.”
  • MilkyButterCuts: “There should be no rough what so ever. That’s how the course is meant to be played.”

Entire Thread: “What changes would you like made at Augusta National?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Did the ‘Tiger effect’ rattle his opponents on Sunday?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from IamMarkMac, who asks fellow members whether they believe the “Tiger effect” is back. On Sunday, Woods’ main competitors imploded on the par-3 12th hole at Augusta, and IamMarkMac wants to know if the deafening roars heard around the grounds as Woods whipped the patrons into a frenzy during the final round played a pivotal role and rattled the 15-time major champion’s rivals. Our members give their thoughts.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • redfirebird08: “I think after what we saw with McIlroy & Rose at the Tour Championship along with guys like Molinari & Finau today, you gotta say Tiger’s aura is making at least somewhat of a comeback. I’m writing off Koepka’s double bogey at the 12th as a fluke more than anything. He played very well from 13 through 18 and just did not make enough putts. But even though I’m writing this off as a fluke, I want to see Koepka in a final round of a major staring down Tiger…let’s see how that plays out. They were not in the same group today, and they were not in the same group at 2018 PGA either.”
  • dropkicked: “It’s definitely real. You could see when it impacted BK.. Tiger, almost drains it on 16 and the tee box @ 17 sees and starts going crazy.. The group themselves look back to see what was happening. In the back of his mind he knew he had to make birdie because he knew Tiger was pressing. Even more telling are the interviews with BK, Xander and even Molinari.. They all acknowledge his greatness.. Tiger, knows again that he can win against the new crop of assassins… that confidence being restored is huge.. I see his putting becoming “telepathic” again quite soon.”
  • CAT GOLFER: “I would put it this way; they all know about it. They basically came up trying to emulate that against each other. I think for that reason it has a different effect. No longer is it sheer intimidation; I think it is more like the constant pressure of the aura, it permeates, it’s there everywhere. The biggest difference is I think Tiger believes completely in his game again. And he is managing his health and stamina much better now.”
  • A.Princey: “The fact that Moli, in post-round interview decided to divulge his thoughts on the fans from 12, after rinsing his ball, speaks volumes of what sort of thoughts he’s left with regarding their roars for Tiger. Mr Unflappable is caught up in the moment and has enough focus lost to remember how the fans were reacting to his misfortune, and to then surmise that many were happy for his blunder, seems like an effect of some kind. Just saying. This season will be epic!”

Entire Thread: “Did the ‘Tiger effect’ rattle his opponents?”

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