DeChambeau Reveals Change Of Breathing Helped Masters Dizziness

The World No.5 is in much better health now after discovering the mystery illness was down to his oxygen levels

DeChambeau Reveals Change Of Breathing
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The World No.5 is in much better health now after discovering the mystery illness was down to his oxygen levels

DeChambeau Reveals Change Of Breathing Helped Masters Dizziness

Bryson DeChambeau struggled with his health during the 2020 Masters, where he took a Covid test due to feeling dizzy.

It was an unknown illness at the time, although he has now revealed that changing his breathing solved the problem.

After going through CT scans, X-rays and heart inspections, it turned out it was actually down to his oxygen levels.

The Golfing Scientist struggled to a T34th finish at Augusta in November, and the World No.5 returns this week in much better health.

"It's a lot better, way better. There were some interesting things that went on," DeChambeau told media ahead of the 2021 Masters.

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"Took about four or five months to figure out what it was. 

"We went through CT scans, X-rays, cardioid measurement. We had ultrasound on my heart. We had measurement of the blood vessels on my neck. You name it, we did it, sinus, CT scan measurements, infection checks and everything. 

"And we couldn't find anything. There was literally nothing.

"Then one day I was talking with Neuropeak, and we went over a couple things with the brain. 

"Obviously the brain was stressed still and wasn't feeling that great. And they were like, well, let's check out your oxygen levels. 

"We never measured oxygen levels or anything like that, and there was something there. 

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"And immediately from after changing the way I was breathing, the way I was feeling that day from breathing, it took it out. It literally just went away.

"So very blessed to be able to have somebody that works hard in helping me figure out my body, and they were able to help me out in that regard. 

"Ever since then, I've been okay. So knock-on-wood."

Bryson is amongst the favourites to win the Green Jacket this weekend, which would be his second Major title after victory at the 2020 US Open.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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