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Whose Career Wins Would You Rather Have - DJ's or Brooks Koepka's?


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Whose Career Wins Would You Rather Have - DJ's or Brooks Koepka's?  

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  1. 1. Whose Career Wins Would You Rather Have - DJ's or Brooks Koepka's

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This was asked during a recent No Laying Up episode and I thought it would land in Koepka's favor, but the consensus seemed to be split or even towards DJ's favor.

I would rather have the 4 majors and 7 total wins than 1 major and 22 wins, but DJ could pull a Mickelson and wind up with more majors at the end.

DJ has 66 million in career earnings vs Brook's 25. Is the lifetime Tour exemption still a thing?

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I'd rather have DJ's career. Winning at least once every season for 13 straight seasons is really impressive IMO

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Hell I think even DJ would say Koepka. Majors are the real deal. You play the regular tournaments just to make $$$ and prepare for the majors. I think Koepka even said something like he only plays practice rounds at majors.

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2 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Hell I think even DJ would say Koepka. 

I HIGHLY doubt that. Asking him to give up $40 million and 15 wins just to have 3 more majors?? I highly doubt he values 3 majors that much.

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3 hours ago, klineka said:

I'd rather have DJ's career. Winning at least once every season for 13 straight seasons is really impressive IMO

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3 hours ago, klineka said:

I HIGHLY doubt that. Asking him to give up $40 million and 15 wins just to have 3 more majors?? I highly doubt he values 3 majors that much.

I don't think it is about the difference in money. Me thinks DJ would not give up 13 straight winning seasons. 

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Id take Brooks Wins and DJ's wife. Majors over money any day.

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I would take DJ's wins and money. Brooks has had an impressive run in majors recently, but I don't think I've seen enough sustained success to choose his career over DJ.

Not part of the poll, but I think Brooks's disinterest in regular tournaments and swagger is contrived, and it feels like he tries to manufacture some personality/interest in himself, but he's as uninteresting as shit on a stick. Not that DJ has a radiant persona himself, but to me, he at least seems genuine.

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3 minutes ago, Darkfrog said:

I would take DJ's wins and money. Brooks has had an impressive run in majors recently, but I don't think I've seen enough sustained success to choose his career over DJ.

Not part of the poll, but I think Brooks's disinterest in regular tournaments and swagger is contrived, and it feels like he tries to manufacture some personality/interest in himself, but he's as uninteresting as shit on a stick. Not that DJ has a radiant persona himself, but to me, he at least seems genuine.

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9 minutes ago, Darkfrog said:

Not part of the poll, but I think Brooks's disinterest in regular tournaments and swagger is contrived, and it feels like he tries to manufacture some personality/interest in himself, but he's as uninteresting as shit on a stick. Not that DJ has a radiant persona himself, but to me, he at least seems genuine.

You can blame the golf channel for that. They made Brooks out to be some bodybuilder on the golf course. They talk about him like he is a pro bowl linebacker when in reality hes just a dude that works out and has tight sleeves in his golf polos. Granted winning majors gets you attention. I love how Brooks trolls Bryson.

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34 minutes ago, kpaulhus said:

I love how Brooks trolls Bryson.

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Just as far as wins, I would rather have the majors.  But if we're including the money, well, I would rather have DJ's wins.

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Hmm...DJ has more total wins, but Koepka has more majors. I believe that people would pay more attention to the majors tally, so Koepka it is for me. 

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Definitely DJ, also, he's still in his 30s (36), so there is still time to add another major or 2 at least.  Brooks' collapse this year in the PGA after talking trash chipped away a little at his major swagger.  Didn't completely destroy it, but damaged that aura a little IMO.

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46 minutes ago, kpaulhus said:

You can blame the golf channel for that.

Golf media certainly likes to take any talking point and beat it to death, but Brooks doesn't do himself any favors with how he comes across, and doesn't really seem to be able to influence the narrative to take it in a different direction. I do like that he calls out slow play. I don't root against Brooks or anything, just find him a bit of a snooze.

46 minutes ago, kpaulhus said:

I love how Brooks trolls Bryson.

I would love to see these two paired up, particularly in the final group on a Sunday. It would at least make for an interesting story line, with Bryson's history of slow play, and the social media stuff between them, plus it might make for some exciting golf too.

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2 hours ago, klineka said:

I'd rather have DJ's career. Winning at least once every season for 13 straight seasons is really impressive IMO

I agree with @klineka on this one. I'd take DJ's career. 

1 hour ago, kpaulhus said:

Id take Brooks Wins and DJ's wife. Majors over money any day.

I'll take DJ's career. He can keep his wife. She does nothing for me. Dumb as a bag of hammers and I think she dresses like the village bicycle. 

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DJ's for sure. 22 wins including a major is better than 7 wins and 4 majors in my eyes. If neither player ever wins another PGA Tour event again, DJ's career would be HoF worthy and Koepka's would be a flash in the pan.

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1 minute ago, billchao said:

DJ's for sure. 22 wins including a major is better than 7 wins and 4 majors in my eyes. If neither player ever wins another PGA Tour event again, DJ's career would be HoF worthy and Koepka's would be a flash in the pan.

Flash in the pan is a bit much. The guy finished 1st-1st-2nd in the last 3 US Opens. Aside from Tiger, there probably aren't many (any?) who had a better 3 year run in majors than Brooks from 2017-19. 

Regarding the poll question: Am I considering the financial ramifications? If so, then I'll go with DJ, the 22 wins and massive career earnings. But if we are leaving that aside, then it's Brooks all the way for me. 4-1 advantage in the majors trumps the 22-7 tournament margin and it's not particularly close. 

Give DJ one more major and then it's a close call.

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