Golfer Brooks Koepka famously posed nude for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue last year and looked pretty shredded in the photos. The photoshoot became a topic of conversation after Koepka admitted he lost weight for vanity reasons so he would look good in the photos, leading to criticism that the weight drop would affect his play.
Spoiler alert: it didn’t.
Koepka won the PGA Championship and finished second in two other majors last year. And a year later, he’s shared a hilarious story from the shoot.
Koepka was a guest on Sunday’s edition of “Pardon My Take” and shared the story.
“It’s actually a funny story behind this. So we’re doing this shoot on a golf course. They didn’t close the golf course down. My coach is giving lessons, people are playing. What they don’t tell you is the makeup artist stands literally right in front of you. Like frontal, like 10 feet away, like the entire time the shoot is going on,” said Koepka.
“So it’s getting late in the day, it’s cooled down a little, and it’s like 60 degrees and starting to sprinkle, and it’s getting cold. I haven’t complained all day and I kind of mutter under my breath, ‘damn, it’s cold.’ The [makeup artist] hasn’t said anything all day, and she just blurts out, ‘I can tell.’
“I was like, ‘are you serious?’ And she was like, ‘No, no, the goosebumps, the goosebumps!'”
The obvious joke is that Koepka — and anyone listening — thought the makeup artist was zinging the golfer over his shrinking male package in the cold weather. The makeup artist tried to backtrack, but it’s hard to go backwards after a zinger like that. We’re guessing Koepka’s girlfriend Jena Sims probably didn’t enjoy that story too much.