Bryson DeChambeau plans to bulk up in 2020: "I'm going to look bigger"

DeChambeau ready to hit the gym as he looks to get his game back on track in 2020. 

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

Bryson DeChambeau has revealed his intent at becoming bigger, better and stronger in 2020 as he looks to bounce back from a disappointing summer of golf this season. 

DeChambeau was tipped by many at the start of the year to be winning his first major and going close to the World No.1 position, especially after ending 2018 with a hat-trick of wins on the PGA Tour and then picking up his maiden European Tour title in Dubai at the start of the year. 

But the rest of the season has turned out to be a bit of damp squib given DeChambeau's lofty expectations, with five missed cuts since April and only a handful of top-10 finishes. 

Ready to get back in the saddle after finishing with a flourish at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday with a final-round 63 to take tied fourth, DeChambeau says he will spending the majority of the next six weeks in the gym in a bid to bulk up his body for 2020. 

"I'm going to come back next year and look like a different person," said DeChambeau, who plans to work alongside Greg Roskopf.

"Bigger. Way stronger. Not necessarily bigger, but just stronger in general.

"I am going to look probably a lot bigger, but it's going to be a fun month and a half off. I have never been able to do this, and I'm going to go do things that are going to be a lot of fun."

As always though, there had to be some scientific explanation behind the plan.

According to reports, DeChambeau will seek to "make sure the neurological threshold is just as high as the mechanical threshold," which essentially means he wants to maximise his muscle potential and his body's range of motion. 

DeChambeau already hits the ball a long way, reflected by his 317.8-yard average so far on the 2019/20 PGA Tour season. 

But he is eager to hit it even further in 2020 in a bid to keep up with the likes of the world's best two golfers right now in Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy - both gym rats themselves.

"You're going to see some pretty big changes in my body, which is going to be a good thing," said DeChambeau, a five-time PGA Tour winner. "I’m going to be hitting it a lot farther."



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