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Bohn suffers heart attack at Honda Classic

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Update, 11:37 a.m. ET, Feb 28

Golf Channel Insider Tim Rosaforte reported on "Morning Drive" Sunday that Jason Bohn’s heart attack occurred just after his round on Friday and “had it happened on the golf course, he wouldn’t have made it.” Rosaforte reported that Bohn was stricken in scoring and “paramedics were able to get blood thinners in him.”

Bohn, who said he had a stent put in to remedy a 99 percent blockage of his heart’s left anterior descending artery, was still being treated Sunday at Gardens Medical Center.

“I guess my heart is really damaged and pumping at 25 percent,” Bohn told Rosaforte via a text message. “They need to get that a little higher before they release me.”

Rosaforte reported that Bohn thanked everyone for their concern.

Update, 3:42 p.m. ET, Feb. 27

Golf Channel Insider Tim Rosaforte reported that Jason Bohn's heart attack was more serious than the "mild" description originally used by a PGA Tour official. "It wasn't a mild heart attack," Rosaforte said on Saturday's NBC broadcast of the Honda Classic. "It was a major heart attack." Rosaforte said he received two text messages from Bohn, who was at the Gardens Medical Center. "He told me his LAD [left anterior descending artery] was 99 percent blocked – that’s the major artery, also known as the widowmaker," Rosaforte said. "They put a stent in and he’s resting comfortably in the ICU."

Rosaforte said Bohn’s father was with him in the medical facility, and that Bohn, 42, "hopes to see us all back out on Tour as soon as possible.”

Original story

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jason Bohn withdrew from the Honda Classic after suffering what a PGA Tour official described as a “mild heart attack” upon the completion of his second round.

Bohn shot a 2-over 72 at PGA National to initially make the cut on the number, but according to the Tour official he was experiencing chest pains when he finished his round. Bohn did not go to the locker room but instead went straight to an on-site medic, who recommended that he get into an ambulance and head for the hospital.

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Initial testing at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center revealed that Bohn, 42, had suffered a heart attack. He is listed in stable condition and will remain in the hospital overnight before undergoing further tests in the morning.

Bohn’s in-laws are with him at the hospital, as is fellow Tour pro George McNeill. Bohn’s wife, Tewana, is at home in Georgia with the couple’s two children.

Bohn has two career PGA Tour wins, most recently the 2010 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He got off to a strong start during the fall portion of this season, notably losing a playoff at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, and finished T-58 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in his most recent start.