Why pro golfers will soon be blood-testing themselves

December 15, 2018
Blood testing

Golf’s future isn’t just in the hands of Tour newbies like Joaquin Niemann, Sam Burns and Cameron Champ. This season—and for seasons to come—the sport is going to look, feel and play different. Over the next two weeks, Golf.com will roll out a series, the Next Best Thing, which first appeared in the January issue of GOLF, where we will explore some of the advancements in the game that coming soon. 

PGA Tour pros all have golf in their blood, but two-time winner James Hahn can tell you what else is in his, to a highly detailed degree. Too much protein? Not enough iron? Hahn stays informed and adjusts his diet and supplement use accordingly. In the ever-more health-and-fitness focused world of pro golf, bloodwork may soon be up there with gym work.

“I use a company called Divine Nature about every other month to tell me what my blood looks like, which correlates to my nutrition and how I feel,” says Hahn, 37. “A lot goes into our body that we don’t know, especially out on the road, because we’re not cooking our food. To feel healthy is one thing, but to be able to essentially see what the inside of your body looks like, if you’re actually healthy or on the verge of being injured, that’s the new cutting-edge technology we have available on Tour.”