Bryson DeChambeau’s Big Boy Diet Keeps Getting Results

When Bryson DeChambeau is mashing 423-yard drives at The Memorial, he’s leaving 80-year-old former masher Jack Nicklaus no choice but to figure out how to change Muirfield Village to deal with guys who are eating BIG boy breakfasts and trying to win long-drive contests on the PGA. I’ve blogged about this before, but I’ll address it again in case you missed it in June.

Bryson DeChambeau’s breakfast plan to bulk up is insane and sounds like an incredible amount of work: eggs on eggs and bacon and protein shakes; more protein and more protein; steak; carbs; more shakes. It makes me want to eat a salad and use a Balsalmic.

Fellow masher Dustin Johnson was asked this week if he has any plans to bulk up to keep with the Bad Boy of the Breakfast Buffet.

“I feel like my game and where it’s at and how far I hit it is far enough,” Johnson said Tuesday at Muirfield Village Golf Club ahead of Thursday’s start of the Memorial. “Right now, I feel like if I’m playing my game, he can hit it as far as he wants to, and I don’t think he’s going to beat me.”

Here’s how driving distance is looking these days. DeChambeau leads at 323 while guys like Rory (313 yds), Bubba (313) and Matthew Wolff (312.6) aren’t much further back from the mad scientist and they don’t have to crush steaks like they’re chicken nuggets. I’m not some golf expert, but results on the course matter and DeChambeau hasn’t finished out of the top 10 since the Waste Management and has shot up to No. 7 in the world after finishing 2019 at No. 14. The guy thinks he’s figured out how to outsmart the PGA and it starts with a big breakfast and lots of protein shakes.

As I finish this post, Bryson is tied for 30th (E) through his first Friday 9 at the Memorial.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. This sounds too good to be true. Has DeChambeau been tested for steroids? I’m old enough to remember when McGuire said his 1998 home run spike was because of “diet changes”

  2. Hey Joe,
    The Golden Bear and many other eminent golf course designers have talked about re-designing the golf ball, not the golf course. It will happen. 500 yard par 4s just aren’t gonna make it. They’re going to continue to design 400-450 yard par 4s and let the mashers try to roll it up on the green.
    They’ll be in the bunker or they’ll be left with a 40yd wedge. Gonna end up with pars mostly, just like the average 300 yard Tour player.
    Totally stupid to worry about the 10 golfers who want to crush it 380 yards. Tell them to play the Long Drive Tour and let the Coach — Jonathan Coachman — call their shots!!! The money ain’t like PGA Tour money, but they can brag that they crushed it.
    Rick

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