Bryson DeChambeau tied for the low round of the day on Sunday at the Shriners, firing an eight-under 63 to vault up the leaderboard and finish in a tie for fourth, three strokes out of a playoff with Kevin Na and Patrick Cantlay.
But that sizzling 63 might be the last we see of DeChambeau for a while.
“I’m going to come back next year and look like a different person,” he told reporters on Sunday night. “You’re going to see some pretty big changes in my body, which is going to be a good thing. Going to be hitting it a lot further.”
DeChambeau, who is 6-1 and 205 pounds, tied for 34th in driving distance last season (302.5 yards), yet he still wants to get “bigger” and “way stronger.” He said he’s going to take over a month off and won’t play until possibly the Mayakoba Golf Classic (Nov. 14-17) or the RSM Classic (Nov. 21-24).
“Not necessarily bigger, but just stronger in general,” he said. “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.”
DeChambeau, 26, said he’ll train with Greg Roskopf, whom he’s worked with before. Roskopf founded Muscle Activation Techniques, and it’s through MAT and its machines that DeChambeau has already gotten bigger over the past year. The workouts incorporate neurological fitness and correct imbalances of strength.
“Once I started doing that I felt like I could tolerate anything,” he said. “You bring it on and I could tolerate it. So it’s pretty cool what he does. It’s revolutionary in the physical therapy world. We aren’t doing suction cup, anything like that. It’s literally I’ll be injured or hurt in some facet and I’ll go work out to heal it, to make it get better so I can hold that tolerance level.”
DeChambeau is jumping right in. He left for Denver on Monday to meet with Roskopf and will workout there and also at home, where he has his own equipment for the training.
“I’m going to be doing it and just making sure I’m building everything inside out,” he said. “So core, trunk first, and then go to the extremities. Yeah, I’m looking forward to an incredible offseason of getting really strong and really stable.”
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