PGA Tour

Golfer's heart attack far more serious

Jason Bohn (AFP)
Jason Bohn (AFP)

Palm Beach - Golfer Jason Bohn has told NBC Sports that what was reported as a mild heart attack turned out to be much more.

The 42-year-old golfer had a stent inserted Saturday for what he says was 99 percent blockage of a major artery. In a text exchange with the network, Bohn says the blockage was in his left anterior descending artery — known as the "widow maker" because it could lead to a major heart attack.

The PGA Tour initially said Friday night that it was a mild heart attack and he was in stable condition.

Bohn said he had been dealing with bronchitis and pneumonia. He made the cut in the Honda Classic and said he was experiencing chest pains. He was taken to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

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