Right. But my point is not everyone can do this. It’s not just a choice. In an exaggerated extrapolation...many players would simply struggle to make it on tour if in fact big and strong became the norm to succeed.
To put it in alternative terms, I see ball speeds in excess of 190 mph becoming more common on the PGA Tour in the future. It's going to be easier for more people to achieve that by being a bigger, stronger athlete than being a freak of nature.
I think he can/will win majors even if he doesn't become an elite wedge player.
It's not like his wedge game is horrible, he's middle of the road right now, in terms of proximity he is T102 from 50-125 yards from the fairway and 79th from 50-125 from the rough
Thanks. I don't feel like I'm any more eloquent than anyone else. I just try to articulate my thoughts as completely as possible and honestly it just ends up looking like a bunch of run-on sentences at times.
I'm not talking about current tour players. Tiger's peers didn't go and change their workout routines just because he had success with it. Most people are going to stick with what made them successful in the past. What changed was the following generation of players' mindset on overall fitness and the style of the game.
I don't think the average weight on tour will be 240, either, and Bryson isn't what I would consider lean. He looks to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-18% body fat, which is perfectly fine, just not lean.
I see players in the future getting bigger, more like baseball players. PGA Tour golfers are lean without a huge amount of muscle mass, but a lot of that is due to the traditional thought that large muscles somehow impede the golf swing IMO. I can see that changing as that myth continues to get dispelled. Look at Jon Rahm or Brooks Koepka. Those are not your typical golfer builds.
Plenty of guys of all sizes doing that now already. That's more of a philosophical change to approaching the game.
You're kind of missing the point, I think. It's not simply about eating more, it's about a different approach to working out and the advantages of having more muscle mass.
I don't think it's about any current player trying to do what Bryson does. I think it's more about the future players developing being able to see that putting on more muscle is an advantage in the game. You get enough people to change the way they approach fitness as it relates to golf and you'll end up with a bigger group of high level golfers who are bigger athletes.
I compared his swing speed to his ball speed on a couple of drives the other week and on a few holes it wasn't stellar, like 1.43ish.
I think his wedges are too long. He looks awkward with them at that length