One of the more curious sights on the PGA Tour this year has been the upper body of American golfer Bryson DeChambeau. The once slender golfer is a man mountain all of a sudden. DeChambeau claims to have put on 40 pounds of muscle since college and all the bulk seems to be helping his golf. He's finished in the top 10 for the last six weeks on tour.
DeChambeau's muscle mass has become a huge talking point on golf Twitter, as he know can approach the green on Par 4's from the tee.
Bryson DeChambeau is trying to break golf. This is a 442-yard par 4. pic.twitter.com/bP4GBn33GN
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) June 26, 2020
Bryson DeChambeau’s Latest Physics Experiment? Himself pic.twitter.com/zsps3mYEnQ
— mohammed87 (@mohamme12034868) June 24, 2020
the sound of this drive from Bryson DeChambeau is just... my god 😳 pic.twitter.com/S5mUlRHAG8
— Matt (@msully_94) June 26, 2020
Here he is explaining to Golf magazine just how much food he consumes on a daily basis to keep the weight on.
I would say that in the mornings I usually have four eggs, five pieces of bacon, some toast and two protein shakes, two Orgain protein shakes.
Throughout the course of the day, I'll have a GoMarco bar here and there, I'll have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I'll have another protein drink, I'll have at least two protein drinks on the golf course, at every six holes, and then after the round I'll have one.
After that, I'm snacking when I'm practicing after. Go back to the hotel, eat a dinner, steak, potatoes. Then—and I'll have two protein shakes with it there as well. So I'm consuming around, I'd say, around six to seven of those Orgain protein shakes a day now where I used to be two or three. With the weight up, I just had to consume a lot more. Luckily, I like the taste of those shakes so I can take those pretty easily.
This seems like an acceptable level of calorie intake from a bodybuilder but it seems extreme for a golfer. We'll see if all that muscle can translate into trophies.