DJ Khaled Says Golfing is Helping Him Lose Weight and Bond with His Sons

The producer has dropped over 20 pounds after adding the sport to his daily routine.

DJ Khaled is crediting his daily golf game for helping him slim down. He also adds that he is building a "priceless" relationship with his sons through the sport.

"I'm back to my routine, like, [I] wake up in the morning, pray, kiss my kids [and] my wife,” he told US Weekly, adding that his day continues with a “light breakfast” and taking his vitamins before he puts on his golf clothes and heads to the green to play "nine to 18 holes."

"I enjoy it,” he said. He added that the links are also a place to get work done. “I handle my business so well because I’m either out there by myself or if I’m playing with my friends or my business partners.”

The producer says that the sport is central to his work-life balance.  “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 added, “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.”

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Weight loss, mental clarity, and handling business deals aren't the only benefits of golf for the producer. "My two boys, they love golf — Asahd and Aalam — they're 6 and 3, and they love golf."

He adds of his sons, "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.”

Khaled installed a putting green on his property, saying, "That father and son time is priceless.”

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The "God Did" producer is talking about his love of golf because he recently entered a partnership with the Ryder Cup, which takes place in Guidonia, Italy, later this month.

"[I am] honored that I got the call from Ryder Cup. I’m a fan, obviously of golf, but that’s, like, our Olympics — the highest level of tournament when it comes down to golf,” Khaled told Us Weekly. “It just felt perfect, organic and I felt like the fans all over the world embracing it for a lot of reasons. The love of golf and the love that I spread in golf and how passionate I am about the game besides loving golf has done so much for my life. It’s beautiful.”

Ryder Cup deputy CEO Guy Kinnings says that DJ Khaled is good for the public perception of the sport. “(He) is a true golf nut. You have people like this, but we don’t have people like him being like this. He’s truly passionate about the sport and what that does is just so good for the sport.”

Kinnings added: “When someone like DJ Khaled goes, ‘You know, golf is a good thing and come look at the Ryder Cup,’ it has a big impact. It makes people look at it in a different way.”

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