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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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Greg Norman on The Match, Medalist, and the key to getting inside Michael Jordan’s head on the course

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On Tuesday, Greg Norman hosted a live edition of his SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio show, Attack Life Radio, where he discussed a number of topics relating to the game.

Speaking on The Match: Champions for Charity, Norman was full of praise for the event which raised over $20 million for Covid Relief, and also highlighted the philanthropic nature of the U.S. – which he believes is unlike any other country.

*All quotes courtesy of Greg Norman’s show, Attack Life Radio, on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio*

“I thought it was actually very compelling. … I thought from a television perspective I thought they did extremely well under the very tough adverse weather conditions. I thought the guys were completely engaging, not only from a joke standpoint, but engaging with Charles Barkley and the commentating booth. For people who had been frustrated in not seeing live sport for a long, long period of time, I believe the ratings were fantastic.

Kudos to Woods and Mickelson and Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for doing what they did [Sunday]. They raised a lot of money. I think it was like $20 million and it goes to show you how fantastic this country is. I’ve travelled the world, been to many, many different places, but never ever have I seen a country so philanthropic as what the United States is.”

Despite being one of the original designers of Medalist, Norman received no mention during Sunday’s broadcast, and many were surprised and curious in the week leading up to the event that he had not been invited to take part in the occasion.

After a caller asked Norman how he felt about not being mentioned, the multiple major champ refused to get drawn into the politics surrounding the subject – for which he drew praise from Co-host Brian Katrek.

For Norman, concerning his and Pete Dye’s work on Medalist: “as long as Tiger calls it his home golf course that’s a testament to Pete Dye and myself.”

“To get into the pettiness of what was going on leading up to the Match is really insignificant in the overall scheme of things. Small minds deliver small messages so at the end of the day I know what I’ve done. I know what Pete did. I know what we created. The members at the time, we filled up the membership very very quickly there because of the DNA, the culture of the club that I was a president of for over a decade. So I did something right, there’s no question. So the pettiness of a few is not going to spoil what’s in my brain about it. And I still get out there and play a little bit every now and then with my son. And at the end of the day, like I said, as long as Tiger calls it his home golf course that’s a testament to Pete Dye and myself.”

After ‘The Last Dance’, Michael Jordan has been a hot topic to discuss, and during Tuesday’s show, Norman revealed his key to getting inside Jordan’s head on the course.

“When I played with Michael he kind of felt like he could get the ball out there a long way. So sometimes when you are an athlete the first thing you start with is, like I said, understanding your competition and do you need to get into their head a little bit? With Michael I would just pound a drive as hard as I possibly could do in the first two or three holes just to get it by him by 10 or 20 or 30 yards or whatever you could do. And then the rest of the round he was just trying to outdrive you. So, psychologically you can play that game as well.”

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.28.20)

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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.

Callaway’s new Raw T-grind wedges.

Circa 62 finished up by Embrace Putters.

1992 Callaway Bobby Jones Irons.

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Callaway Bobby Jones Irons: 1992

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Awesome looking cover from Sugar Skull Golf.

Which was your favorite, WRXers?

Lefty Love from Tyson Lamb.

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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 (5/27/2020)

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Who is still reeling from The Match? I am. I have watched it twice now, and like a good Seinfeld episode, I am noticing little nuances that make it that much better.

Anywho, here is what was jamming on social media.

Besides TW or Phil…with lives on the line..

I want JDay.

I think everyone agrees with this one…

Ryder Cup with zero fans…it’s just a hard no.

Can we just get these two every day?

Can we just start a world tour like Billy Joel and EJ? Let’s workshop that idea.

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"I got to activate the calves." ????

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Ollie could take….

…a good pic of an insurance billboard. Kid has skillz.

Elk asks a great question actually……

Selfishly, I love the idea of mic’d up players, but I suspect half of these players would have to become someone else as to not “say the wrong thing.” This whole thing vexes me. How about they pick 10 players a day…8 at random and two from the stud groups. Just a thought. That would at least keep you on your best behavior for only one day.Then you can go live your life and say what you want like an adult.

 

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