Few sportsmen have endured a dramatic body transformation in such a short space of time quite like that of Bryson DeChambeau.
The American golfer decided to dramatically change his game by bulking up, with the aim of giving him the strength he needs to reach longer distances on the course.
To do this, DeChambeau put in countless hours in the gym during the first lockdown, while following a diet regime which saw him put on 45 pounds, after eating a staggering 6,000 calories a day.
And it’s been a success for DeChambeau, with the Californian now comfortably consistently hitting longer drives than any player on the PGA Tour.
The 2020 US Open winner is now consuming much fewer calories than before, but he is still eating in the region of 3,500 calories every day.
So without further ado, here is a look at the diet responsible for DeChambeau’s change of appearance:
Breakfast: Four eggs, five pieces of bacon, toast, two protein shakes
Snack: GoMacro protein bar
Lunch : Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, protein shake
Mid-round snacks : At least two protein shakes out on the golf course
Post-round snack : Another protein shake
Dinner : Steak, potatoes
Evening snack: Two protein shakes
When asked to explain his diet previously, DeChambeau told Golf.com : “Well, I’ll start off by saying I don’t necessarily eat anything or everything I want.
“There is this overlying principle of a two-to-one carb-to-protein ratio, so that is first and foremost. I try and retain that throughout the whole day with everything I eat and drink.”
Aside from his dramatic bulking, the American is well known in the sporting world for his petty feud with fellow PGA Tour golfer Brooks Koepka.
“We’re all humans at the end of the day and I think there’s obviously a level of control that any human will ever have,” DeChambeau said when asked about the feud. “You can have a lot of armour and you can protect yourself with people around you and all that.
“Sure, there are times where it’s not comfortable but there’s also times where it fuels me. I think this week is going to be an amazing example of it and it’s going to be fun to be able to have the crowd behind us and pump them up and show them what I can hopefully do and what we can do as a team, more importantly.
“I’m not going to make this about me again. This is about a team event. I’ve got a brass chest. I’ve taken a lot of heat. But I’m OK with it and I understand I’m in the place where I’m at, and it’s going to be that way moving forward.”
However, DeChambeau went on to reveal that he and Koepka had called a truce after previously not seeing eye-to-eye, as the pair partner up for Team USA at the upcoming Ryder Cup.
DeChambeau will be hoping he can help guide his team to victory over Team Europe when the competition begins at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on Friday.