Bryson DeChambeau is buff. We all know this by now.
But it wasn’t that long ago that a much slimmer DeChambeau hoisted the Havemeyer Trophy after winning the 2015 U.S. Amateur.
The 2020 U.S. Am just concluded Sunday to stellar reviews at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon, and the event brought back memories for DeChambeau.
“I do remember a faint Bryson, a small, faint image of Bryson back in the day,” DeChambeau said when asked about the U.S. Am during Tuesday’s media session at the Northern Trust at TPC Boston.
“It’s funny, I was looking at an Instagram post of mine. … five years ago now, yeah, it’s 2015, 2016 when I just turned professional. I went to the Bahamas and had my shirt off and I can’t believe how skinny I was back then. I thought I was like pretty ripped and jacked back then.”
Sunday’s final round saw fog roll in, creating oohs and aahs from everyone watching on TV and adding a layer of intrigue for eventual champion Tyler Strafaci and runner-up Charles Osborne.
“I saw a few pictures and it shocked me how different it is,” DeChambeau said. “That was pretty special seeing Strafaci and Osborne up there and them fighting it out. I watched it. It was a lot of fun.
“It just shows personally that a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication can get you to this whole new place in life, and that’s what I’m trying to hopefully do for a lot of people out there is to inspire people to work hard every day and do their absolute best to be the best they can possibly be.”