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#1 bigeasy

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

I was thinking Brooks was going to play well at Kapalua but he is currently last. He also finished last at the Hero. I know golf is hard and anybody can have a bad streak, but is there cause for concern? Is he injured or just slumping? He had almost a month between the Hero and the Sentry. What do you think is the problem?

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#2 Vindog

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:13 PM

Problem is he overachieved at the USO, so now he has expectations.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

Flash in the pan + what Vin said.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

View Postthesaxemachine, on 06 January 2018 - 04:31 PM, said:

Flash in the pan + what Vin said.
Lol, worst finish was T11 in majors last year...4th, 6th, and won.  Flash in the pan my arse...golf is hard.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

He did win in his second to last event and won in such dominant style that it prompted Matsuyama to say

"I feel there's a huge gap between us, I don't know whether it's a lack of practice or whether I lack the strength to keep playing well. It seems there are many issues to address."

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:50 PM

No, no ... Brooks will be just fine.  He kind of drifts from week to week; he doesn't seem to have the fire and passion that guys like Spieth have.  Then, all of a sudden, he'll explode for two or three weeks at a time.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:53 PM

WIND, Windy, blowing the opposite of yesterday, or last week. Some guys, and ALL of them are eligible, struggle with the trade winds out there. Ask Leishman today, it's tough? Brooks will be fine. They can't all show up with their A game all the time......

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:58 PM

wrist injury per rotoworld....

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:45 PM

View PostMattyO1984, on 06 January 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

He did win in his second to last event and won in such dominant style that it prompted Matsuyama to say

"I feel there's a huge gap between us, I don't know whether it's a lack of practice or whether I lack the strength to keep playing well. It seems there are many issues to address."

Haha I was thinking back to this as well. Won by 9!

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:08 AM

Hasn't Brooks said himself that he doesn't like to practice golf? Considering it's the "offseason", I don't think it's much of a stretch to think that he's been doing a lot of whatever it is that he likes to do besides golf. He seems to me like a guy whose athletic ability will separate him from most when his head is in it (like majors) and will struggle those weeks when he'd rather be doing something else.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:23 AM

View PostCanoe Paddler, on 07 January 2018 - 12:08 AM, said:

Hasn't Brooks said himself that he doesn't like to practice golf? Considering it's the "offseason", I don't think it's much of a stretch to think that he's been doing a lot of whatever it is that he likes to do besides golf. He seems to me like a guy whose athletic ability will separate him from most when his head is in it (like majors) and will struggle those weeks when he'd rather be doing something else.

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Finishes his career with less than 6 PGAt wins, the way I see it.

Edited by Vindog, 07 January 2018 - 08:23 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

View Postbigeasy, on 06 January 2018 - 03:59 PM, said:

I was thinking Brooks was going to play well at Kapalua but he is currently last. He also finished last at the Hero. I know golf is hard and anybody can have a bad streak, but is there cause for concern? Is he injured or just slumping? He had almost a month between the Hero and the Sentry. What do you think is the problem?

His problem?  Obviously, it's his low self esteem.  He wants to wear ugly clothes like Ricky but his wife wont let him.  So he's conflicted.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

Dude isn’t just in last, he regressed with a big ole 78 yesterday on a course that everyone else is having a field day on. It’s not like this course doesn’t suit his game either. It’s a bomber’s paradise out there.
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#14 Vindog

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

View PostRoadking2003, on 07 January 2018 - 08:33 AM, said:

View Postbigeasy, on 06 January 2018 - 03:59 PM, said:

I was thinking Brooks was going to play well at Kapalua but he is currently last. He also finished last at the Hero. I know golf is hard and anybody can have a bad streak, but is there cause for concern? Is he injured or just slumping? He had almost a month between the Hero and the Sentry. What do you think is the problem?

His problem?  Obviously, it's his low self esteem.  He wants to wear ugly clothes like Ricky but his wife wont let him.  So he's conflicted.

Well, he does wear Nike gear still, so....
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

Less game than motivation I’d bet.....coming off a year where he “backed up the Brinks truck”....this performance is typical (than it is concerning)....he’ll be fine...


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

does brooks have a pulse?
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

He stopped taking PEDs...

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:41 PM

Two tournaments and he is done? lol

I remember a few years ago when McIlroy missed two cuts in a row and many opined his career was over. lol
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

Lol guys forecasting a 27yo off a career year to barely win at all going forward. Top level shenanigans.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

Isnít he playing linebacker for the Jags this week?


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:14 PM

"Are we at Augusta yet?"


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

View PostBearQ, on 07 January 2018 - 01:56 PM, said:

Lol guys forecasting a 27yo off a career year to barely win at all going forward. Top level shenanigans.

Too many reasons to steer clear of tour talk these days

It's just an opinion.  When I see Brooks Koepka I see a player who finishes his career with less than 6 wins, even though it could be 2x that.  I am not afraid of being wrong, and maybe he'll prove me just that!
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:06 PM

its because he puts his pointer finger down the putter shaft.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

View PostVindog, on 07 January 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

View PostBearQ, on 07 January 2018 - 01:56 PM, said:

Lol guys forecasting a 27yo off a career year to barely win at all going forward. Top level shenanigans.

Too many reasons to steer clear of tour talk these days

It's just an opinion.  When I see Brooks Koepka I see a player who finishes his career with less than 6 wins, even though it could be 2x that.  I am not afraid of being wrong, and maybe he'll prove me just that!

I think this will be a common occurance in the years ahead.  Emerging as dominant only to be swallowed up by the amazing depth of talent on the tour.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

Nagging wrist issue and still in offseason mode.  I think he'll be fine.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

View Postbucky316, on 06 January 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

wrist injury per rotoworld....


i thought he always travels with his girlfriend/fiance?
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

View PostMan_O_War, on 07 January 2018 - 08:37 PM, said:

View Postbucky316, on 06 January 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

wrist injury per rotoworld....


i thought he always travels with his girlfriend/fiance?

my wrist hurts also
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

Golf Channel just stated that his manager said he has been very sick all week and is on a bunch of meds.

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