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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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What GolfWRXers are saying about Tony Finau’s 206mph ball speed

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Tony Finau’s recent 206mph ball speed (and 383-yard carry) which he recorded in practice and uploaded to his Instagram page. Our members have been commenting on the ease of the swing from Finau which produced the numbers and whether he could now challenge Bryson DeChambeau as the tour’s longest hitter.

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.

  • extrastiff: “Yea that’s pretty nuts. Craziest part is, looks like my normal swing, and looks like a normal length club. So much balance. If he actually swung out of his shoes with super low loft, he would be carrying that no problem. Redonkulous.”
  • iBanesto: “Looked pretty easy for Finau!”
  • QuigleyDU: “I do think that Bryson could create a bit of a PGA distance arms race. This week could be pretty telling. He has done well on some by PGA standard cupcake courses. This one is different. Accuracy is much more important, and misses will be more penal.”
  • MUNIGRIT: “Tiger has now said Finau and Woodland are the longest guys on tour. Bryson is definitely the longest and straightest. Distance is only part of the problem. It’s been about 90 to 98 degrees in Utah the last week. He looked like he was in SLC Valley for that tee shot which is 4300 ft elevation and when you figure the actual Density altitude it was 7500 feet. That contributes hugely to the carry distance.”

Entire Thread: “Tony Finau’s 206mph ball speed”

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The DailyWRX (7/13/2020): The face you make when it’s Tiger week, Finau!, Bryson levels up

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Great weekend of golf, but now it’s Tiger week! Who’s jacked up?

The face you make when it’s Tiger week…

…and of course win a bunch but mostly Tiger week.

Bryson at home…

MOTHER OF GOD MAN…you play basketball in there?

Love him or not…..

Brandel is one of the best in the biz.

I feel yah brother…

This looks like a DJ Khaled album cover…

…sort of. #blessup

Finau…

OH MY GOD.

Go Tiger.

DM @johnny_wunder

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GolfWRX Classifieds (07/13/20): Forged irons: Miura, TaylorMade, Mizuno

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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The P750s are one of the most underrated irons ever made by TaylorMade. Solid forged construct in a forgiving player’s shape. The 730s and 790s get most of the attention, but these are well worth the look.

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Here we have one of the most classic Miura CB sets for a price that’s hard to pass up. Shafted with Nippon 1050GH shafts, and only used a few times these things are ready to roll!

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