He set foot in France on Wednesday, June 8. In the midst of “social action” in Paris airports. Bienvenue au pays! Cyril Bouniol had for the occasion removed the last air transport label attached to his golf bag at which dated August 2021.
The 34 -year -old Frenchman has been installed for several years Willow Park (Texas)will take off this Wednesday French Championship scheduled until Saturday at Médoc. He will finish next week Pleneuf (22) pour l ‘Open de Bretagne before concluding his return to his native land at Vaudreuil (July 7-10). Two French steps of Challenge Tour.
« La French golf federation (FFG) I was granted a medical exemption, that’s why I was able to enter these three tournamentsexplains the Tarbais. I left the Challenge Tour in 2016. I made a bright trip in 2019 to play itFrench Open or National Golf after my top 5 au PGA Tour in China. At the Doctor, I will share the room with Edouard Dubois. It will do good to reunite friends… »
Shaky hands, mood swings, insomnia …
His proud reunions could never have taken place. The former student ofChristian University of Abilene was indeed known to have very serious health concerns that began during the first semester of 2021. He was then a member of Korn Ferry Tourthe antichamber of PGA Tour. « The Tower put some pressure on us to get vaccinated against Covid. I had my first dose at the end of February. For the second, I had to wait 4 to 5 weeks. fever for two days. And that’s when it started to go nowhere… »
Hands are shaking or whitening without the least explanation, mood swings, insomnies more and more often. In short, sensations he had never encountered before. There is a rhetoric to him that these are not just crises, those that professional golfers can encounter during their careers…
« I have known periods where I was stretched to the neck, with a lot of pressure, and I have never felt like that.tempere-t-il. Hindi, really, I guess something went wrong. And in a matter of weeks, it took off. »
At Trackman, I was almost 100 miles per hour (160 km/h). I had no strength left. At night, I don’t sleep anymore!
Between June and July, he disputed a trial of PGA Tour LatinoAmerica. In Mexico. It is very hot. After only six holes, it is impossible to pursue a normal course. Pain in the muscles. Affuses. Accompanied by trembling again, especially in the hands. A few weeks later, on his last tournament played on the Korn Ferry Tour, he can no longer…
« There, I looked at my caddy and told him : «Je suis désolé, I did not come with the marcher. » I had the impression of swinguing at 200 % when I hit two shorter clubs. Au Trackman, it’s at 100 miles in l’heure (160 km/h). I had no strength left. At night, I don’t sleep anymore! »
Heartbeats at rest of 170-175
Due to the pandemic, Cyril Bouniol has not yet presented to his parents his son, Luka, who is 2 years old today. He decided to return to France. But nothing goes there as planned.
« I had my heart rate rest at 170-175point it out. I had the impression I had the Parkinson’s disease. I say to my wife : “I’m going to have a heart attack”. So the journey was ultra difficult. I never got to the tenir debout, never got along with the porter mon fils… When arrived in France, and I filed urgences in Bayonne. They diagnosed me with a disease of the immune system. This had repercussions on my thyroid. She is responsible for many hormonal relationships with the hypophyse. That’s why I can’t concentrate, to have these mood swings, these insomnia. It had attacked both the heart and the brain. However, when looking at my history in the last year, I have not had any emotional shock that could have revealed an anomaly in my immune system. A part of the vaccine … »
At the hospital, I was given a battery of tests, on more than 50 different substances. Because they thought that I was a drug addict, that I would scold the whole world…
Worse is yet to come. Under treatment, he leaves emergencies after four days but begins to lose all his motor skills. He can no longer pronounce the least word. Return to emergencies, this time in Tarbes, where he fell into a coma for less than a week.
« I made one thyrotoxicosea kind of deliriumresume it. I no longer control anything in my body. From this period, I do not remember anything. At the hospital, I was given a battery of tests, on more than 50 different substances. Because they thought I was a drug addict, that I chased them all over the world… In fact, they could not explain what I had. I stayed there for a dozen days. Of course, I couldn’t take the plane back. They wanted me to stay at least three months but after four weeks, my wife came to pick up my son and finally helped me travel. It was an October debut. »
A mortality rate of almost 70 %
Miraculously, his health stabilized somewhat. Doctors have been regulating her thyroid since last April. But his calming continues every day. For three nights and four days he could not sleep. Despite the somnifers.
« I am apparently an extreme casereview-t-il. I was asked to sign documents so that my case could be studied. Hyperthyroidism in humans is a very rare case. There is a mortality rate of almost 70 % when you develop thyrotoxicosis. The fact that I get out is not bad already, but especially with very few scales… Even if I still have a heart rate of 100-110 at rest. »
Between November and December 2021, weighing 20 kilos. All while eating normally, this is what is dingue.
« I have a prize of blood every month to perform. The medicine is good enough for the liver. So make sure my thyroid hormones are healthy. I would have had to have radiation to burn my thyroid but worry, I would not have been able to be in contact with my son for a month, being radioactive. This option was eliminated and the operation remains, that is, the removal of the thyroid. But that means being under hormones the rest of his life. I will attend at the end of the year to see if the operation is done … »
In this true path of the cross, a glimmer of hope appeared. Despite everything. Since March, Cyril Bouniol can indeed resume the sport. Document. By bike, three to four times a week for 30 minutes. Some squat exercises as well. More without weight.
« I was killed very quicklysouffle-t-il. I also recommend rebuilding nine holes, on the market. But somehow ultra light. Between November and December 2021, weighing 20 kilos. All while eating normally, this is what is dingue. But in stabilizing my thyroid, I regained in three months and a half to 15 kilos… »
No medical exemption on the Korn Ferry Tour
It also finds the path of competition. Two mini-tours in March in the United States (on two tours), by car, but still with some difficulties to finish… « I did another one, which was reduced to two rounds due to storms, and I finished 11th. I made correct scores but not at all 100 %. »
Without the least medical exemption on the Korn Ferry Tour – « she was refused, because I was supposed to have played too many tournaments, he explains. The problem is that I continued to play with my bad feelings, all while making a prize of blood without testing my thyroid. My blood pressure results were normal with one or two deficiencies but it was a slightly pushed test. I keep playing with a doctor who told me it was just anxiety… ”He turns to the French Golf Federation. Where is his presence in France for the next four weeks?
In the last two years, two important things have come to me. The birth of my son and this disease that was declared and where I failed and stay.
« I wanted to tell you this for a test drive, your comments commented mon corps réagit et comment je réagis mentalement… Golf pro c’est très difficile quand on est à 100 %, alors quand on ne l ‘ is not, it is even more complicated. »
So he has not yet abducted. Far from there. Les PQ1 of the Korn Ferry Tour Cards 2023 debut in september. And he plans to participate. Despite the $ 6,000 subscription
« I’m not just going to do them to do themend-il. If I mean I could be competitive and decrypt my card, of course I would be 100 %off. But if I mean I’m wrong to finish four rounds, there is no place for mediocrity. The presence in France is a moyen de relancer to the machine and continuer ensuite aux USA en juillet avec des States Opendes mini-tour and try to arrive in September with seven or eight tournaments under the belt and see if I feel capable. But for the first time in my life, it was also there that I realized that if my dreams in golf didn’t come true, it wasn’t that serious. In the last two years, two important things have come to me. The birth of my son and this disease that was declared and where I failed and stay. »