Golf icon Brooks Koepka shed 10kg before having naked photo shoot

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Golf great Brooks Koepka once shed 10kg in preparation for a naked photo shoot out on the course.

Koepka was on top of the golfing world in 2019 after his first major titles had secured him the number one ranking.

To capitalise on his celebrity, the American opted to take part in a surprising feature with ESPN.

He was one of the featured sports stars in their final edition of 'The Body Issue', a magazine which shows off athletes without their clothes on.

Koepka was conscious his sporting shape wouldn't look great in front of the cameras, so embarked on a strict daily diet of 1,800 calories.

He subsequently lost 22 pounds over a four-month period ahead of the shoot at the The Floridian Golf Club.

The weight loss was criticised by former golfer-turned-pundit Brandel Chamblee.

“For him to change his body, and his body chemistry, for vanity reasons, for a vanity shoot, is the most reckless self-sabotage that I have ever seen of an athlete in his prime,” Chamblee said.

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And it also earned him some stick off rival Bryson DeChambeau, whom Koepka had feuded with over the years before they made up at last year's Ryder Cup.

"I don't know if his genetics even make him look good, to be honest," DeChambeau quipped. "He didn't have any abs, I can tell you that. I got some abs."

Regardless, Koepka went on to secure his fourth major with success in the 2019 PGA Championship.

He then hit back by tweeting a picture of his trophies with the caption: "You were right I am 2 short of a 6 pack!"

The 31-year-old is clearly comfortable in his body, as it wasn't the first time he has undressed online.

His fiancee Jenna Sims had previously shared images of her partner wearing a thong as he joked about her skimpy bikini.

Sims is certainly not afraid to strip off herself, and celebrated her birthday with a naked Instagram snap on New Year's Day.

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