LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau on taking a slim-downed approach ahead of US PGA

Bryson DeChambeau talks about how his body has changed en route to best ever LIV Golf finish.

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Mon, 15 May 2023
LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau on taking a slim-downed approach ahead of US PGA

A slim-downed Bryson DeChambeau has admitted to feeling "a lot cleaner and healthier" and that he can "live to over 100 finally" en route to posting his best LIV Golf finish so far in Oklahoma.

DeChambeau, 29, posted rounds of 68, 63 and 67 for a 12-under par total at LIV Golf Tulsa, which saw him finish five strokes off the pace in a tie for fifth.

It marked his best finish in 12 LIV Golf appearances. 

Related: How much they all took home at LIV Golf Tulsa

DeChambeau now heads into the season's second major of the season, the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill this week, with much more optimism than prior to The Masters last month where he missed the cut with consecutive rounds of 74 at Augusta. 

No longer living a life like Popeye and drinking seven protein shakes a day, DeChambeau admits he is still adapting to his recent body transformation but that he is feeling a whole better about himself. 

Related: Bryson gives up against PGA Tour

DeChambeau told reporters: 

"I would say that my body definitely has changed, and my swing is probably going to change, as well.
"That's part of the process I'm trying to figure out. I was a lot skinnier and leaner when I was hitting it dead straight every single time in 2018. That wasn't the reason why I tried to get leaner, I just tried to decrease inflammation in my body, which I feel a heck of a lot better, man. I don't feel like a -- you know what I'm going to say.
"But I feel a lot cleaner and healthier and feel like I can live to over 100 now finally. A year and a half ago I was like, oh, man, that thing that I talked about living to 120, I don't know if I can get there now with the weight I put on. A little different now."

DeChambeau added:

"I don't drink as many protein shakes, that's for sure. That definitely messed up my gut a lot, as people can assume."

DeChambeau is one of 17 LIV Golf players in the field at this week's PGA Championship.

Check out the full field here

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