'It Cleanses Me' - DJ Khaled Reveals How Golf Has Changed His Life

The American DJ has caught the golf bug in a big way

DJ Khaled playing golf
DJ Khaled is passionate about the game of golf
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American DJ and record producer, DJ Khaled, has revealed how golf has helped him to lose weight and improve his overall health.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, explained his passion for the game is having a positive impact on his life.

Talking about his golf game, the self-made DJ, said: “It’s a never-ending story recall. You just keep getting better. Or you might have days where it’s just [OK], but while you’re [playing] through all that, you still have to find this place called calm.”

Most golfers will be able to resonate with this last point, and many players will have experienced the same benefits the 47-year-old has.

After waking up in the morning, the golf fanatic says he kisses his wife and kids before heading to the golf course, a routine that has helped him to shed 20 pounds.

“I do it every day and I get a chance to sit on the golf cart or walking about to answer an email or a call and handle my business,” he told Us. “It’s so much [more] pleasurable, meaning [being around] the nature, the sun. It cleanses me. It’s almost like going in the ocean without going in the ocean.”

DJ Khaled, who has nearly 37.5 million followers on Instagram, is known for sharing his passion on social media, which made him the perfect personality to team up with Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, Luke Donald, for a piece of pre tournament content.

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The meeting between the pair occurred at DJ Khaled’s Miami home, and within the interview the “God Did” singer further talked about his deep affection for golf, describing it as a “difficult, but beautiful”.

In his interview with Us, he also revealed how his golf addiction is starting to spread through the family.

“My two boys, they love golf – Asahd and Aalam – they’re six and three and they love golf. When they’re not in school on the weekends or holidays, they go play golf with dad. And that’s a beautiful thing to do to be able to play golf with my boys and just kick it.”

Michael Weston
Contributing editor

Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.