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Thursday, May 05, 2016

We had four Tour pros break down their go-to pre-round meals. Then we had expert sports dietitian Amy Goodson break down whether that plan works or not. For pros and amateurs alike, study up!

Johnson Wagner
PRE-ROUND MEAL: "Roast beef sandwich."
EXPERT'S TAKE: "This meal could pack more carbs and better protein sources. Add a salad with fruit, nuts and avocado to keep from hitting a wall on the back nine."

Johnson Wagner reacts after winning the 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club.
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Gary Woodland
PRE-ROUND MEAL: "Eggs when I wake up, and a smoothie just prior to tee time."
EXPERT'S TAKE: "No matter how you prepare them, eggs are chock-full of protein, making this a good, lean breakfast," Goodson says. "Paired with whole-grain toast or oatmeal, it's perfect, especially if you're a power-hitter like Woodland."

Gary Woodland smiles as he exits the 15th hole during the third round of the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open.
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Scott Pinckney
PRE-ROUND MEAL: "Chicken, mashed potatoes and fruit."
EXPERT'S TAKE: "The lean protein (chicken) and carbs (potatoes) stabilize your blood sugar, ensuring focus," Goodson says. "Adding fruit is key. Fruits supply carbs for energy and electrolytes for hydration."

Scott Pinckney waves to the gallery on the 11th hole during the second round of the 2015 John Deere Classic.
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Seung-Yul Noh
PRE-ROUND MEAL: "Almond butter sandwich."
EXPERT'S TAKE: "The butter and whole-grain bread combo is great for blood sugar maintenance," she says. "But this meal needs more protein. Greek yogurt with fruit or a few ounces of low-fat cheese and some grapes would do the trick."

Seung-Yul Noh celebrates after his win during the final round of the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
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