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Bryson DeChambeau plans to outlive the average American by 60 years

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Bryson DeChambeau has been outdriving plenty of his competitors by 60 yards since his bulk-up, and now the 26-year-old has his sights set on outliving the average American by 60 years.

According to CDC.gov life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.6 years, but DeChambeau is looking a long way past that with a goal to live until “130 or 140”.

The Californian was speaking to GQ Magazine where he made the claim, telling the publication that he believes the technology is now out there for someone to live until 130 or 140. And Bryson wants to be that someone.

“I’ve always been interested in life in general, growing up 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.”  

Bryson’s goal has been met with raised eyebrows by some on social media, and world number three Justin Thomas was quick to jump on the comments made by DeChambeau, taking to Twitter to ask the 26-year-old “What in the hell are you even talking about, dude?”

If DeChambeau achieves his goal, then 22nd-century participants on the Champions Tour may have their hands full.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Ruston

    Aug 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Acting more like Moe every day.

  2. Dan

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    They need to be testing before every event. He will use every scientific advantage such as balco, steroids and hgh. He roid rages on every hole. One could only think how he treats his girlfriend. He is the Jose Canseco of golf.

  3. JAMES t

    Aug 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    140 years old? Is there a Super Super Super Senior Senior Senior Champions Champions Champions Tour for that?

  4. Rascal

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    he thinks he’s ted williams, how cute!

  5. Michaele

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:25 am

    I and just about every golfer I know, has had enough of Chambeau. He needs to shut up and play golf.

    He also needs to get a short game. Inside 100 yards, he is not even one of the top 100 players.

  6. Delbert

    Aug 1, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Not with that belly fat. Get in my belly! Gimme my baby back, baby back ribs! Yeah Baby! He’ll argue with the Grim Reaper, right? “Oh, it’s not my time. You must be wrong!”

  7. Bob Jones

    Jul 31, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    More power to him. But remember that Life is bigger than we are and it is in control, not us. Sometimes it gets in the way such that there is nothing we can do about it.

  8. JP

    Jul 31, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Why keep writing stories about this stupidity? Haha
    .
    JT has it right…!

  9. Jack Nash

    Jul 31, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Evidently he’s not that great at math after all. Even if the average American lived until 60 yrs (which they obviously live a lot longer) that would put DeShambles at a cool 120. That ain’t happenin anytime soon fella.

    • Peter

      Aug 1, 2020 at 6:18 am

      It won’t be soon. Get back to us in, say, 2093 and we’ll see how it’s going.

  10. John

    Jul 31, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Newsflash B: the oldest people who have ever lived were not fat.

    Now if he plans on going transhumanist, just kick him off the tour now. It will ruin professional golf.

    Make yourself useful as an experiment for human travel to Mars.

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Bryson DeChambeau: ‘This is how I gained 30mph ball speed with an iron’

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Bryson DeChambeau’s epic distance increase has been one of the main talking points in the sport over the past 18 months, with the 27-year-old’s speed sessions being so intense that he almost passes out.

But just what goes into these intense training protocols that have transformed Bryson’s game?

Thanks to the man himself, we can all take a peek into what exactly occurs during these sessions, as Bryson has dropped a new video on YouTube fully explaining how he picked up 30mph ball speed with an iron.

The video documents Bryson’s intense training to reach 160mph ball speed with an 8-iron, including a ruthlessly motivated team getting him fired up as part of the process.

In the first 20 minutes of his warmup, Bryson hits 53 balls. Though it’s clear the Californian isn’t exactly enjoying the process, the video documents how fully committed and determined he is to achieve his goals.

After 220 swings, Bryson is out on his feet from the brutal regime that you can see in full below.

Beast mode fully engaged.

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The 10 players most likely to profit from the ‘Player Impact Program’

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The $40 million pool soon to be split amongst some of the tour’s most elite players and biggest names has provoked plenty of opinions amongst golf fans, but what players are most likely to earn the most from the initiative?

Well, thanks to a study from LoveUX, we may have the answer, with some surprising names sitting inside the top 10.

As a reminder, the six categories that will help players take a share of the $40 million pie are the following:

(1) Their position on the season-ending FedEx Cup points list.

The FedEx Cup rank was included among criterion in the document players received, the tour tells Golfweek that it will not be used as a metric to determine bonus payments.

(2) Their popularity in Google Search.

(3) Their Nielsen Brand Exposure rating, which places a value on the exposure a player delivers to sponsors through the minutes they are featured on broadcasts.

(4) Their Q Rating, which measures the familiarity and appeal of a player’s brand.

(5) Their MVP Index rating, which calibrates the value of the engagement a player drives across social and digital channels.

(6) Their Meltwater Mentions, or the frequency with which a player generates coverage across a range of media platforms.

For starters, here are the most searched for players on Google.

In relation to “their Nielsen Brand Exposure rating, which places a value on the exposure a player delivers to sponsors through the minutes they are featured on broadcasts” and “their Q Rating, which measures the familiarity and appeal of a player’s brand”, LoveUX placed an importance on the most followed golfers on social media.

While for their MVP index rating, the study focused on the players with the most engaged audiences on social media.

So the formula behind calculating the players most likely to benefit from the program was done as follows:

“We simply combined the number of monthly Google Searches, Twitter Followers and Instagram Followers for the top Golfers on tour. We ignored Instagram engagement rate since it massively skewed the results in an unreliable fashion. The PGA metrics refer to the value of the engagement rather than just the engagement figures themselves, which suggests Justin Thomas’ 6.86% rate is more “valuable” than Doc Redman’s 13.88%,”

Giving us the players most likely to sit within the top 10 by the end of the year…

Top 10 PGA Tour pros most likely to benefit from the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Rory McIlroy
  3. Jordan Spieth
  4. Rickie Fowler
  5. Bubba Watson
  6. Ian Poulter
  7. Dustin Johnson
  8. Phil Mickelson
  9. Justin Thomas
  10. Justin Rose

Eight of the ten players above also featured in the PGA Tour’s Top 10 algorithm for 2019, however, Adam Scott is a big exclusion in this certain study.

Per LoveUX, many people searching for Adam Scott may well be looking for the Parks & Recs actor, which likely throws a curveball into his ranking by the PGA Tour.

Check out the study and methodology behind it in full here.

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You won’t believe where Dustin Johnson keeps his trophies

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Dustin Johnson is a man who marches to the beat of his own drum and a man who has amassed some of the biggest trophies in the game.

Therefore, it would be reasonable to assume that DJ props up his shiny accomplishments in a trophy room or at least on his mantlepiece? Not so fast.

Prior to this week’s Valspar Championship, the enigmatic Johnson explained to media that the majority of his 20+ PGA Tour trophies instead sit in boxes at his home.

“Yeah, they’re all in a box in my office. We’re kind of in between houses, so I didn’t unpack anything, even though I’ve been there for like three years, but just never unpacked any of them. They’re all sitting together in boxes. I’ve got a few of them out.”

If that’s not the most classic DJ thing I’ve ever heard, then I don’t know what is.

As for this week’s trophy, the World Number One had this to say:

“It’s a nice trophy. I’d like to have it. It would look good on the shelf. I don’t know what it is, but it looks nice.”

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