Bohn to return from heart attack at RBC Heritage


Jason Bohn is on the verge of returning to the PGA Tour, less than two months after the 42-year-old suffered a major heart attack.

According to a report from the Island Packet (S.C.), Bohn has "targeted" a start in next week's RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. It would signal a remarkable comeback after Bohn withdrew from the Honda Classic on Feb. 26 with chest pains.

After being rushed to the hospital, doctors discovered that Bohn had a 90 percent blockage in one of his main arteries and had suffered a major heart attack commonly known as the "widowmaker."

"My doctors all have told me that had I passed out or gone down on the golf course, that they really don’t think they would have had time to get the proper blood thinners in me, and put the stent in that they were able to do in time," Bohn told SiriusXM radio shortly after the incident. "I got one hell of a mulligan.”

Despite missing more than a month of competition, Bohn entered this week at No. 26 in the FedEx Cup standings after a strong fall season that included a playoff loss at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and a runner-up at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He has two PGA Tour wins to his credit, most recently the 2010 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.