He announced last year that he was going to spend the offseason bulking up to gain distance, all in an effort to hit shorter irons into the holes and therefore produce lower scores. The pause in the PGA Tour season due to the COVID-19 coronavirus gave him further opportunity to become a behemoth, both figuratively and literally.
Bryson DeChambeau dominated the field at the recent U.S. Open at Winged Foot, besting runner-up Matthew Wolff by six strokes. DeChambeau was the only golfer to finish under par at -6.
DeChambeau was one shot ahead of Wolff at the turn on the final day, but soon separated himself. A Wolff bogey at #10 followed by a DeChambeau birdie at #11 stretched the lead to three, and with DeChambeau making all pars on the rest of the holes, Wolff couldn’t keep up. DeChambeau claims he has another 20 yards in him. If that’s true, the rest of the golf world may be playing catch-up for the next several years.