Is DeChambeau overdoing his training ahead of Ryder Cup?
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Is Bryson DeChambeau overdoing his training ahead of Ryder Cup?

To say it's been a grueling couple of weeks for Bryson DeChambeau might be an understatement.

In addition to preparing for the Ryder Cup, which kicks off on Sept. 24, the PGA pro has been training relentlessly for the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship in Mesquite, Nev., on Sept. 28. 

According to a recent interview with, DeChambeau's hands are covered in calluses from the 90-minute training sessions he is doing twice a day to prepare for the longest drive event.

It's fair to wonder -- is he doing too much?

"Is it daunting? Hell yeah," DeChambeau admitted in the interview. "At first, when I was trying to do it last year, it was very scary. But now that I've been through it and experienced the worst pains from it, and the most relaxed state of it where I'm not doing any speed training, I know how to kind of balance it for the most part."

DeChambeau already boasts the longest drive on the PGA Tour, but he clearly sees fit to improve on his craft. While the dedication is admirable, it's also leaving him with chewed-up hands -- and possibly other ailments we haven't even discovered yet.

"People don't realize how difficult long drive really is," he said in the interview. "My hands are wrecked from it."

As long as he brings his A-game to Whistling Straits on the 24th, Team USA captain Steve Stricker and the rest of the Ryder Cup team surely won't mind. 

Still, it looks as though DeChambeau might be burning the candle at both ends.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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