Brooks Koepka Launches Drake’s Nike Collection As “Certified Lover Boy”

With a lot at stake, the season-ending Tour Championship has begun. Only 30 golfers made it to the end, looking to pocket that $15 million prize before moving on to the Ryder Cup. Of course, some drama continues to follow the tournament and the stars, with fans debating and reacting on Twitter.

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This time it was Brooks Koepka’s outfit that caught the eye. Fan reactions were mixed, with some loving the turtleneck he donned. Others seemed to be throwing shade, not fond of the new style, which also showcased Drake and his new album in some way.

Koepka went into the first round in a short-sleeved black turtleneck – which also drew comparisons to Tiger Woods, who is currently sidelined after his crash in February.

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The shirt Koepka wore is actually a collaboration with Drake and his Nike sub-label called NOCTA – which will be released this month.

Drake himself shared a photo of Koepka in the turtleneck, announcing NOCTA Golf in September, adding plenty of praying emojis to the story. The Canadian rapper released his new album Certified Lover Boy overnight, with Koepka’s turtleneck also functioning as a shoutout for Drake. Fans who support both personalities were happy for the slight overlap, especially after Drake’s story.

In contrast, Koepka’s look was not identical to Woods, which made his red turtleneck iconic, so did the white Nike cap completing the look. Woods’ look is a fond and treasured memory for most fans, always reminding them of the icon.

Naturally, fans had mixed reactions. Some were extremely pleased with the similarities, hoping Koepka would continue to win. On the other side, people just thought the ensemble was fake, unhappy with how it looked like Woods’ outfit. Some fans also brought up Bryson DeChambeau, indicating that the latter may have won their feud.

August 6, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Brooks Koepka waits to putt the fifth hole during the second round of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel – USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Johnson also turned heads with his new look

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Interestingly, Koepka isn’t the only player on the course to turn heads for his appearance. Dustin Johnson showed up without his beard, completely clean-shaven. His appearance ended up baffling most fans, many couldn’t even recognize the reigning champion. The reactions were somewhat dramatic, with some wondering if the change will bring DJ luck.

September 2, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Dustin Johnson hits on the 15th hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Besides Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, DeChambeau and a few others are the favorites to win the Tour Championship this year. Cantlay and Rahm are leading so far, Harris English and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for third. However, the course remains unpredictable, with impressive performances from Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland.

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