Feb 29th, 2016
Jason Bohn update
Has stent inserted to avoid major heart attack
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
Golfer Jason Bohn tells 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 on Friday night that it was a mild heart attack and he was in stable condition. Bohn, who has two winds on the PGA Tour, 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. George McNeill said he saw Bohn on Friday evening and he was in good spirits.
Everyone here at GolfPunk wishes Jason a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on tour soon.