PGA Tour 2K21 Devs Explain Why Bryson's Muscles Are Too Small In The Game

2K Sports was able to get the rights to feature the likenesses of 12 PGA Tour players for the soon-to-release PGA Tour 2K21, but one of the players–Bryson DeChambeau–doesn’t look right in the game. His player model is simply too small and does not match his current physical look.

As has been widely reported and documented, DeChambeau transformed his body during the PGA Tour’s offseason, and he put on a further 20 pounds during quarantine before golf started back up again in June. He now weighs around 240 pounds and has more muscle than ever before. Only you wouldn’t know this if you play PGA Tour 2K21. His player model, which you can see below, shows him as just a regular-looking guy.

The PGA Tour 2K21 developers captured Bryson’s physical data about a year ago, before his radical transformation, and that’s why his in-game player model looks off.

“So what I can tell you, is we scanned Bryson 1:1 but when we scanned him about a year ago he was in a pretty different physical size than he is now,” HB Studios creative director Josh Muise told GameSpot. “So we’re always looking to refine; we’re always open to that feedback. I would say the radical transformation–full credit to Bryson, certainly changed his game–we’re probably a little bit behind. We need to play catch up on a few things with him.”

Muise wouldn’t say if HB Studios will release a patch to beef up Bryson’s muscles, but that would certainly be entertaining if they did.

Muise went on to say that the team at HB Studios has been engaged in conversations with Bryson’s representation and some of his sponsors, including Puma and Cobra. They, too, are feeling the sting of Bryson’s offseason weightlifting and eating increases.

“It’s too funny. We had a great conversation with Bryson’s representation as well as some of his sponsors. I don’t think we’re alone [in feeling that] we need to play a little catch up on Bryson,” Muise said. “Puma and Cobra said the same thing to us–they said, ‘We’re in kind of a tight spot.’ We took all these great photos before COVID and we worked through to do all this creative media for this year’s tour and then he showed up with a very different body shape.'”

Bryson’s new diet and exercise plan–he eats four eggs, five pieces of bacon, toast, and two shakes for breakfast alone–has seemingly led to increased performance on the golf course. He’s been targeting a faster swing speed to increase the length of his drives, and he’s succeeded wildly. He is currently No. 1 on the PGA Tour for driving distance, averaging an absolutely monster 324.4 yards per drive. He is currently ranked No. 7 on the Official World Golf Rankings list with one win and eight top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour this year.

GA Tour 2K21 releases on August 21 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It includes 15 real-world courses and 12 officially licensed players–you can see all of them below.

PGA Tour 2K21 Full Player List

  • Justin Thomas
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Cameron Champ
  • Tony Finau
  • Ian Poulter
  • Gary Woodland
  • Jim Furyk
  • Billy Horschel
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Sergio Garcia

PGA Tour 2K21 Full Course List

  • Atlantic Beach Country Club
  • Copperhead Course
  • East Lake Golf Club
  • Quail Hollow Club
  • Riviera Country Club
  • TPC Boston
  • TPC Deere Run
  • TPC Louisiana
  • TPC River Highlands
  • TPC San Antonio
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • TPC Scottsdale
  • TPC Southwind
  • TPC Summerlin
  • TPC Twin Cities

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