Rafael Campos hasn’t played much on the PGA Tour over the past two seasons. However, with many of the game’s best players in Austin, Texas, for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Campos got a spot in the opposite-field event, the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic.
On Tuesday, Campos opened up about recent changes he has made to his team and how he prepares himself now compared to just a few months ago.
“Yeah, I’ve lost about 40.45 pounds in the last five months or so,” he said during a meeting with the media at the Puntacana Resort and Club. “Came about just because last year was a really bad year, inconsistent year, injuries were really bad in the middle of the year. I’ve battled with this and through this for the last four years and I just had enough to tell you the truth, I really did.”
“I’m just really upset sometimes when I think about it that I waited so long to make this type of change. Five months ago I set up a great team — everything, nutritionist, chiropractor, trainer, manager. Just put a brand new team together, start from zero and we’re doing a great job.”
Although he’s frustrated he waited so long to make the changes, Campos understands the results will come with perversion.
“I can’t say how grateful I am for the team that I’ve put together,” he said. “And we’re working non-stop, to tell you the truth, and it feels great. I did it just to avoid injuries. The positive is we’re losing weight, we’re learning how to eat. It’s a lot easier than what people think, to tell the truth. I basically eat everything I want right now, I just have to make sure that I snack a lot throughout the day.
“I just feel great, I really do. I think all these — all the hard work I’ve put in the last five months will give me results. I don’t know when, but I know they will. I’m just doing things right and I’m just pretty upset that I waited too long to make this type of change. But the way I feel right now is great and I can — my mental state is much better, healthier right now.”
Campos tied for 48th at the Puerto Rico Open earlier this month. At last season’s Puntacana Championship, he finished T-28.