Like NASCAR legend Ricky Bobby, Bryson DeChambeau knows no one lives forever. But with advances in modern science and DeChambeau’s high level of income, it’s not crazy to think he could live to be 130, or maybe even 140.
“My goal is to live to 130 or 140,” the world’s seventh-ranked golfer told Emily Abbate in a recent GQ profile. “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.”
The 26-year-old loose cannon has gained a reputation for his unorthodox methods, employing uniform-length irons while sometimes drinking as many as seven protein shakes a day to build strength. DeChambeau’s physical transformation has been a hot discussion topic recently, as has his fiery course demeanor.
Sometimes known as The Scientist, the meticulous DeChambeau has been known to ruffle a feather or two. The fifth-year pro fell apart at The Memorial two weeks ago, losing three balls en route to a quintuple bogey on 15. He posted a respectable first-round 67 (-3) at Thursday’s WGC Fed-Ex St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, though it wasn’t without incident as the eccentric DeChambeau threw a tantrum over a pack of unwieldy ants. First-round leader Brooks Koepka mocked him the following day, making an ant crack to his caddie after hitting a ball near where DeChambeau’s meltdown occurred on the Par-4 seventh hole.
DeChambeau, who seems to relish his role as the Tour’s resident heel, didn’t fare particularly well in Round 2 (he limped to a three-over 73), but luckily, he made it to the weekend, mostly because there’s no cut at St. Jude. Of course, if DeChambeau lives as long as he hopes, he’ll have plenty more chances to win at Memphis. Right, Justin Thomas?