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Brandel Chamblee claims Jordan Spieth’s issues could be solved in “two seconds” with this adjustment

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Outspoken golf analyst Brandel Chamblee has claimed that Jordan Spieth’s problems on the course could be solved in “two seconds” while questioning Rickie Fowler’s “dangerous” decision to split with Butch Harmon.

Speaking in Part II of his Q&A with GolfWeek, Chamblee compared the swing of Spieth from 2015 to 2020. Through video analysis, the pundit suggested that unlike in 2015, once Spieth takes the club away, his left knee goes out over his toes resulting in a loss of trunk balance, with his body moving towards the target forcing the Texan to “make compensations”.

Further analyzing the 2020 swing of Spieth compared to 2015, Chamblee believes the issue causes the butt end of the club to go back, and not towards the ball resulting in his shaft steepening. This element wasn’t evident in 2015 due to Spieth’s left knee not kicking out a fraction as much, according to the 57-year-old.

Speaking on why Spieth has not corrected what is a swing flaw in Chamblee’s eyes, the analyst stated

“There’s consequences to these movements. You cannot change the engine pattern. (The video from 2015) is how Jordan plays his best golf. Why would his teacher tell him to change that? Why?

He’s either being told to do that or whoever’s watching him doesn’t see that he’s doing that. That would take two seconds to fix. Two seconds. But he’s clearly been told that or somebody’s watching him who is not aware.”

On the subject of Rickie Fowler, who has struggled in 2020 with two missed cuts in his last four starts, Chamblee criticized the “dangerous” decision of the 31-year-old to leave Butch Harmon, despite the analyst’s belief that his current instructor John Tillery is a “very good coach”

“Rickie has been an extraordinary player and having an amazing career, just on the cusp of superstardom. His coach (Butch Harmon) retires and is no longer going to Tour events, which means now you have to get on a plane and fly to Las Vegas to see him. So get on a plane and fly to Vegas or send him video. 

Rickie had roughly seven, eight years with a coach who helped him immediately become a better player. There wasn’t an incubation period necessary and he immediately got better.”

You can read Chamblee’s full Q&A with GolfWeek here.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Todd Dugan

    Mar 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I remember when Azinger said he could fix Tiger in 5 minutes. Now Chamblee says he could fix Spieth in 2 seconds. Only people who don’t actually give lessons for money could be so naive.

  2. Ray Bennett

    Mar 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    What he is referring to is a lateral movement of the hips parallel to the ball/target line during the takeaway. This sets up a hip swing that is a fundamental essential for power. The hips swing back towards the target during the up swing, swing away from the target during the transition and back towards the target late in the downswing, while rotating throughout the movements. He will be OK when the changes become a permanent fixture in his swing.

  3. joro

    Mar 27, 2020 at 10:06 am

    What they both need is a few hours on a couch with a shrink. They both are great Golfers but now they are lost. Just quit trying to get better, they are the same great players cept for their head, which is up where Sun doesn’T shine.

  4. Jack Nash

    Mar 27, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Well, Brandel Miller makes a decent point. Is the change because Spieth needed more distance? He’s obviously longer than he was, and with the way he’s playing as of late shows me he’s not comfortable with the change. Players can say they’re “this close” so many times before they revert back(Tiger). As for Ricky, it doesn’t matter. He’s got lottsa money.

  5. Seif

    Mar 27, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Brandel Chamblee plagiarized his entire book from Kelvin Miyahira. And the stuff he’s spewing now about all the teachers being wrong also came from Miyahira. The guy is a complete fraud and I can’t believe so few people have figured that out.

    • Dill Pickelson

      Mar 27, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      Yes, what happened to Kelvin? I heard he was unwell and stopped responding and was not at the range when I went there. Last time I saw him he had me hitting my 15 year old 6i 200y. He’s extremely good in person.

      • Seif

        Mar 28, 2020 at 8:11 am

        Kelvin had a stroke some years back and I’ve haven’t heard anything from him since. Unfortunate to say the least.

  6. Craig

    Mar 27, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Real coaches laugh at Brandel.

  7. JD

    Mar 26, 2020 at 10:46 am

    My Brandel Chamblee issues can be resolved in just two seconds with him no longer being interviewed.

    • John

      Mar 26, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      A useless comment, with zero relevance to the article at hand.

      Nothing but the usual baiting of BC. Your comment is simply a way of trying to drum up more of the same old tired BS..

      predictable, infantile and stupid.
      Try to be original Einstein..

      • Bill

        Mar 26, 2020 at 7:50 pm

        The guy is the Skip Bayless of golf. He makes egregious claims and hits on 1 out of every 100 of them to remain relevant.

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Charles Barkley reveals the one thing the tour needs to do to be successful on its fan-less return

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Fresh from his entertaining role in the booth for Sunday’s The Match: Champions for Charity, basketball legend Charles Barkley appeared on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday where he discussed his primary idea to help tour golf make a triumphant return next month.

Just like at Medalist on Sunday, Barkley revealed that mic’d up players and allowing members of the broadcast to have on-course interaction with them is key to keeping viewers entertained during the sport’s spectator-less return.

“If you’re not going to have fans, you can’t just have guys playing golf and announcers talking. If they’re going to be successful and have great ratings – number one, they’re going to have great ratings because we need golf, we need sports – I think they should consider mic’ing the players.”

5-time major champion and golf analyst Nick Faldo is already onboard with Barkley’s idea, tweeting that he feels that tour pros wouldn’t object to it either before adding “this could be huge”.

“I think more players will do this, and if they are happy with we analysts talking direct to them, this could be huge!”

Would you like to see players mic’d up and interacting with members of the broadcast during live tournament play, WRXers?

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

‘Let the big dog eat’.

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Tour Edge’s new EXS Blade wedge.

Coming soon from Bettinardi.

Great looking covers from LowTide.

Best looking putter sub $100, WRXers?

Inside the bag of Tommy Fleetwood.

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Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The DailyWRX: What’s buzzing on social media (5/26/2020)

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I hope everyone had a safe Memorial Day weekend—but we back to work and the golf season is in full blossom.

Here is what was a buzzin’ on the interweb.

Hmm…

I wonder who from the top sheet is a legitimate stick. My money is on Steph. I’ve seen him up close and the guy can get it around—meaning the guy can hit it all over the place and still shoot in the low 70s. That’s the mark of a player.

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Thank you…

I get to work a dream job because you all fight to keep us safe. We are nothing without you.

If you were placing bets before the tee shots…

No one, I mean no one, bets on TW having the worst shot. Odds are 6.5 billion to 1.

The equation of comfy…

Torn ground + favorite t-shirt = kitty fur…I get it. I’m in. Where do I pay?

Public service announcement…

He split his pants. It’s Tom Brady. No amount of memes, Twitter posts, or IG things will make it anything. I was hoping the world would let that one go due to its LOWWWWWWWWW hanging fruit appeal. I mean I’m writing a “do not post”…post on it, What a world.

DM @johnny_wunder with non-Tom Brady tore his pants stuff.

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