Bryson DeChambeau The Game Changer.
2020, a year full of uncertainties has seen the rise of a certain Bryson DeChambeau, and with it, the debate on the role strength and conditioning is playing in the rapid success of the young American golfer. The 26 year old achived an average drive of 337 yards on the PGA Tour last year, 7 yards more than Canadian pro Taylor Pendirth who comes in at second position and a mammoth 15 yards more than third placed Rory Mcllroy. The sport of Golf is often looked down on when we speak of the athlete's physical abilities. For many Golf is a sport that demands greater mental strength as compared to the physical aspect of the game. 2020, a year full of uncertainties has seen the rise of a certain Bryson DeChambeau, and with it, the debate on the role strength and conditioning is playing in the rapid success of the young American golfer. The big built Pro Golfer had a dietary plan similar to that of the 23 times Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps. DeChambeau explained in his interview with the Golf Channel that his day-to-day diet is as follows, Breakfast: Four eggs, five strips of bacon, toast, two Orgain protein shakes. Throughout the day: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, GoMacro bars, snacks, two to three Orgain protein shakes. Dinner: Steak, potatoes, two Orgain protein shakes. This high protein diet along with strength and conditioning training has seen the 26-year-old get an average drive in the PGA Tour of 337 yards, 7 yards more than Canadian pro-Taylor Pendirth who comes in at second position and a mammoth 15 yards more than third-placed Rory Mcllroy. What makes DeChambeau a game-changer is the success he has achieved in the short time since his transformation. While keen golf observers might believe that the short game (chipping and putting) is the main key to success in golf, DeChambeau is providing enough results to get us to talk about the importance of the long game. DeChambeau in July 2020 won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 strokes finishing with a score of -23 under par and then won his maiden Major title at the prestigious US Open in September 2020 by a massive margin of 6 strokes. Adding to the titles was his impressive finish at the PGA Championships where he finished tied 4th with a score of -10 under par. These repeated good performances have earned the 26year old a world ranking of 6 and he currently sits on the second position in the FedEx Cup rankings only behind the most recent Masters champions and world number 1 Dustin Johnson. While golf is a game of fine margins and success is never guaranteed, it isn’t often that a professional comes along and seems to change the game. Bryson DeChambeau with his superhuman driving ability and a sound short game is one such professional that is in plain words are a "Game Changer".