Bryson DeChambeau has turned heads since the start of the PGA Tour's return to play because of his 50-pound weight gain and new muscles.
DeChambeau has gone from run-of-the-mill golfer appearance to internet meme because of his body transformation.
"Under normal circumstances, you'd say the only way somebody could make those changes is by taking steroids," his trainer, Greg Roskopf, told ESPN. "And I can guarantee you, that's not been part of his process and not even a thought in his head. It's just been part of the evolution of him being involved in this program and being able to tolerate the forces that his body's been able to tolerate. And those changes in strength have been amazing, but it's all natural from this end of it."
When DeChambeau accidentally snapped his driver by leaning on it Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship, social media was quite amused.
After his driver broke, DeChambeau appeared genuinely shocked at his own strength.
"The head is fine, it's just the shaft. That was weird, swinging too hard. I guess it's all those swings I put in. Glad I can replace it, that's awesome. That’s a nice break," DeChambeau said. "I think it is so funny. It was bound to break. I've been using it for a long time. Got a lot of good use out of it."
Here are some of the top Twitter reactions to DeChambeau's unintentional feat:
Can’t be drinking 9 protein shakes a day and leaning on shit... just can’t do it pic.twitter.com/41DTnR52DI— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 6, 2020
Bryson DeChambeau’s driver has opted out of the 1st round— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 6, 2020
Thor lost his hammer.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 6, 2020
Captain America lost his shield.
Now Bryson DeChambeau has broken his driver. pic.twitter.com/Hs9weSQa2T
Bryson DeChambeau's driver was just tired, so tired. #PGAChamp— Amy Lawrence (@ALawRadio) August 6, 2020
To be fair, Bryson is used to picking up clubs scattered all over the yard. pic.twitter.com/HrNb2AzAxC— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) August 6, 2020
I need Bryson DeChambeau to become a mullet guy.— Jimmy Hurt (@idonteatworld) August 6, 2020
DeChambeau shot a 2-under-par 68 in his opening round.
Omnisport contributed to this report.