Lancaster said the 6-foot, 260-pound Beighle had been taking a diet supplement. But Lancaster said Beighle told him the supplement did not contain ephedra, which was partly to blame for the heatstroke death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler last month.
'The doctor said the diet pill had no effect on him,' Lancaster said Friday. 'He said it was a balance of diet, dehydration and bad foods. It's a combination of the fast life of the PGA Tour for 14 years. That's basically what got him. ... It was a bad diet, too much alcohol, too much food, bad food and 47 years old. He actually had a little mini-stroke.'
Temperatures reached nearly 90 degrees Thursday, but Beighle collapsed shortly after 9 A.M. He was given intravenous fluids at the course, then taken to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.
'They were running a lot of tests on him,' Lancaster said. 'He's chomping at the bit and ready to get out of there.'
Lancaster said Beighle has targeted a comeback later this month at The Players Championship in Jacksonville.
Lancaster, using his best friend as a caddie, shot 8-under in the second round to move to 11-under and three strokes off the lead.