Bryson DeChambeau wants to live an insanely long life

Bryson DeChambeau hits out of a bunker on the 10th hole at TPC Southwind on Thursday.

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The average life expectancy in the United States is 78.6 years. 

Bryson DeChambeau wants to outdrive that, too. 

Over the past year, DeChambeau has added upwards of 40 pounds of weight and muscle in order to add countless yards of length. He apparently also wants to add longevity.  

In an interview with GQ Magazine released Thursday, DeChambeau detailed how he’s added the weight and muscle. The article, entitled “The Real Life Diet of Bryson DeChambeau, Who Bulked Up to Boom Long Drives” also detailed a reason why.

“I’ve always been interested in life in general, growing up,” said DeChambeau, who is playing this week’s World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. “I always questioned everything. I didn’t have a lot of resources when I was young. I couldn’t go down all these roads with these questions that I asked at an early age. But now that I’ve been able to have some success, I’ve kinda gotten deep into most of these things and only taken what has added value to me. I’m always trying to add more value to my life in general. I mean, my goal is to live to 130 or 140. I really think that’s possible now with today’s technology. I think somebody’s going to do it in the next 30 or 40 years. I want humans to be better. I want them to succeed.”  

According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the “greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived” is 122 years 164 days by Jeanne Louise Calment.

DeChambeau is currently 26. 

One of DeChambeau’s fellow pros, Justin Thomas, said earlier this month that DeChambeau’s drives were “pretty unbelievable.”

Thomas couldn’t believe this, either.  

“What in the hell are you even talking about dude @b_dechambeau” Thomas wrote on a tweet that referenced the story.  

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Nick Piastowski

Nick Piastowski

Golf.com Editor

Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Magazine. In his role, he is responsible for editing, writing and developing stories across the golf space. And when he’s not writing about ways to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native is probably playing the game, hitting the ball left, right and short, and drinking a cold beer to wash away his score. You can reach out to him about any of these topics — his stories, his game or his beers — at nick.piastowski@golf.com.