PGA Championship 2019: Golf fans roast Chamblee after Brooks Koepka’s course-record 63
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee never shies away from speaking his mind, and even if you don’t always agree with his point, there’s no doubting the research he puts toward his opinions. But on Thursday, he was on the wrong end of some snark from the Golf Twittersphere.
It all started earlier this year, when Chamblee laid into Koepka for shedding 24 pounds and jeopardizing his career for “vanity reasons.” Brooks responded with a runner-up finish at the Masters, and things between the two quieted down. But the budding rivalry re-emerged last week when Chamblee said that there were only two players capable of challenging Tiger Woods’ renewed stronghold over the game.
“In the aggregate, you’d have Dustin and Rory who are the likely two who could hang with him,” he said.
Paraphrasing Chamblee, Brooks didn’t make the cut because he had yet to prove with his overall scoring average he could match Tiger, DJ and Rory week-in, week-out, and that he needed more evidence to the contrary.
Brooks’ response was as followed:
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) May 4, 2019
Fast-forward once again to Thursday at the 2019 PGA Championship. Brooks opened with a bogey-free 63 and flew into the lead at the 2019 PGA Championship, leaving in its wake a fury of gloating Twitter reactions from golf fans.
Chamblee took it all in stride and was in good spirits about it, re-iterating his original points:
I don’t criticize, I analyze. You know, because it’s my job.
— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) May 16, 2019
But that didn’t stop Golf Twitter:
Live look at Brandel pic.twitter.com/dJmAEFJCtg
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) May 16, 2019
— ANTIFAldo (@ANTIFAldo) May 16, 2019
Brooks Koepka is a man on a mission, to prove Brandel Chamblee and all the doubters wrong. #PGAChamp
— Daniel Burapavong 🎮 (@TD2timeMVP) May 16, 2019
— Ryan Hill (@rhill_11) May 16, 2019
Question. Will Chamblee be able to sit down tonight.
— Carsley Golf (@CarsleyGolf) May 16, 2019
And Brandell Chamblee will say he stinks!
— Edward Moran (@EjMoran_nj) May 16, 2019
Chamblee claims he would have shot a 59 today.
— Matthew Weingarten (@coolbeans201) May 16, 2019
..@OldTakesExposed maybe just everything Chamblee’s ever said about Koepka?
— Ben Gibson Jr. (@bengibson1994) May 16, 2019
— Carter Nies (@crnies) May 16, 2019
Maybe Brandel Chamblee put money on Koepka to win and that's why he tried to get Brooksie fired up? pic.twitter.com/tB7evSvb9g
— Darren Zemanek (@darren_zemanek) May 16, 2019
Hey @chambleebrandel where you at? Why no tweets about Brooks breaking golf?
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) May 16, 2019
But Brandle Chamblee is not sure about him….🤷🏻♂️
— Ese Erre (@seb2it) May 16, 2019
Apparently Brandle Chamblee should be wearing an entire clown outfit. Go Koepka! pic.twitter.com/7oaaCf3H8Y
— Bill W (@UNCSux1) May 16, 2019