Bryson DeChambeau undergoes surgery before LIV Golf season two opener

Bryson DeChambeau has revealed he had surgery in December to cure vertigo which he first experienced at The Masters in 2020.

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Thu, 2 Feb 2023
Bryson DeChambeau undergoes surgery before LIV Golf season two opener

LIV Golf player and former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau has revealed he cured the cause of his vertigo with surgery in December.

Speaking to Mike McAllister of LIV Golf, DeChambeau described fixing the issue that restricted the breathing passage to his nose as "the greatest decision of his life."

The 29-year-old underwent surgery in April on his left wrist and he also endeavoured to lose weight in 2022 after admitting to "eating improperly" when bulking up so much in the last couple of years on the PGA Tour.

A retention cyst was found behind his face and a doctor from an Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in Dallas confirmed that DeChambeau had significant issues with the airflow through his nasal passage. This is what caused the dizzy spells he experienced at Augusta National in 2020.

DeChambeau had the surgery on December 15 and he now believes he is back to the 2018 version of himself that won the Dell Technologies Championship, the Memorial and the Northern Trust.

"My energy level is so much better. My clarity of thought is way better. I don’t know if you can tell, but my speech is a lot more fluent and I’m not stopping as much or pitching as much like I used to last year and before," DeChambeau said.

"I tried being healthier, eating healthier, working out more, brain training and all that. None of it helped until I found out that my nose doesn’t have the proper airflow going through it.

"Now, I’m eating healthier than ever and I’ve got my airflow back in my nose. LIV has allowed me to do all this. Being just completely transparent and upfront, I couldn’t really do it before.

"I would’ve been playing the Hero World Challenge. I would’ve been playing Kapalua. I’ve never had a good month-and-a-half time off. It was almost impossible for me. So I’m very thankful."

The eight-time PGA Tour winner joined LIV Golf during the first event held at Centurion Golf Club last June. His highest finish on the Saudi-financed series was 10th and he endured his first winless season since 2016.

Feeling "like a kid again," DeChambeau is hoping for a better 2023. He is eligible for The Masters which he recently said he'd love to win on social media earlier this week.

He is currently playing in the Saudi International ahead of the beginning of the new LIV Golf season which kicks off later this month at Mayakoba in Mexico.