Brooks Koepka is a bit of a workout warrior, which is how he maintains his 186 pounds of solid muscle. Koepka is so committed to working out, he even lifts on the morning of tournament outings. His girlfriend, Jena Sims, jokes that she hears fans remarking that he looks more like a football player than a golfer.
“I think it’s hilarious to be standing in the galleries watching Brooks and hearing what people say about him,” Sims told Golf Digest. “I’ll hear people saying, ‘Oh, he’s so muscular. He looks like a linebacker.’ And I’m just standing there. I’m just glad they’re saying nice things about him. But it’s a lot of fun. Brooks’ crew, his whole team, that’s basically who I hang out with. I’m meeting the girls more and more, and I think with the Presidents Cup coming up, I’ll get closer to the girls, so I’m looking forward to it. I’m slowly making friends.”
As for his workout routine, he gave reporters a sample of what he might do in the gym.
“Like Sunday at the U.S. Open I did 225, 14 times,” Koepka told Golf.com. “I know that’s not that impressive. But I can get 315. So, it’s all right. I don’t know. I guess. Yeah. Compared to some guys, you watch, if you go into these public gyms, and you see these guys, I mean, they have thrown up 350, no problem. And you’re just like, all right.”
Brooks Koepka Went Unrecognized When Working Out with Dustin Johnson
Fans were freaking out when they saw Dustin Johnson working out at a local Life Time Fitness before the 2018 PGA Championship, but there was little fan fare around his workout partner. Koepka was working out with Johnson, but the golfer admitted he went unrecognized by those at the gym.
“Everybody wanted a picture with Dustin,” Koepka told Golf Channel. “They were talking about him as we left and I was just standing there laughing. They were like, ‘Did you see that the No. 1 player in the world was here?’ It’s like, yeah, OK. I don’t know what to say to that.”
He Travels With a Personal Chef
Given how much travel there is on the PGA Tour, it is easy for athletes to grab something quick while they are on the go. Koepka understands this, and travels with a personal chef.
“I know it sounds weird, but I travel with a chef,” Koepka told Men’s Health. “He cooks me really healthy meals.”
Koepka disputes the myth that lifting weights will interfere with a golfer’s swing. Koepka explained to Men’s Health that it is important to strike a balance between strength and flexibility.
“In an average day, I’m spending about four to five hours just on my body,” Koepka noted to Men’s Health. “I think any professional athlete has to (take care of their body)…Whenever someone says that increased strength makes you less flexible, I always point out gymnasts. They’re all incredibly strong, and obviously extremely flexible. It’s all about how you take care of your body.”
Koepka does give himself a little wiggle room. He is a spokesman for the Mich Ultra beer company. For Koepka, his commitment to fitness is as much about being strong mentally as it is physically.
“I feel like if you outwork everybody, you’re giving yourself the best opportunity every time you go into an event,” Koepka explained to Golf.com. “You want to outwork everybody, and you want to beat everybody. Put in the work and the results will come.”