Brooks Koepka on ESPN Body Issue: "Getting naked is a bit weird"

WATCH: Behind the scenes at Brooks Koepka's ESPN Body Issue shoot. 

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019

Brooks Koepka raced into a share of the first-round lead at the Tour Championship and then offered insight into THAT recent photoshoot for ESPN.

Koepka, 29, revealed a sneak peek of his ESPN Body Issue shoot to his social media followers on Wednesday, and asked everyone to "go get a copy" when it comes out on September 4.



The World No.1 said the photos were taken at The Floridian in the spring and prompted him to lose 22 pounds in four months.

Although he was pleased with the photo shoot he did acknowledge it was a little strange. 

“Getting naked is a bit weird; the first time you actually pull that robe off in front of 30, 40 people,” said Koepka, who was tied for the lead at East Lake after an opening 67.

He said the weirdest moment came on a tee box as the photographers attempted to get a “face on” shot while Koepka’s swing coach Claude Harmon III was giving a lesson around the corner. 


“I see Claude teaching this maybe 12-year-old kid, and his mom is just over here. I'm like, this is awkward. And Claude's peeking around the corner laughing,” Koepka laughed. “You know, it's fun. I'm pretty sure everybody that was at the golf course saw me that day, but whatever.”

Koepka said he weighed about 187 pounds during the photo shoot but is now back up to what he called a “dad bod” at about 210 pounds.

The big-hitting American moved into a share of the lead on day one of the Tour Championship as he goes in pursuit of his first FedEx Cup and a whopping $15 million first prize.

Koepka carded a 3-under 67 to move to 10-under alongside Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele, with Rory McIlroy one back on 9-under.



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