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Former PGA champ Micheel reveals heart blockage

Shaun Micheel
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Former major champion Shaun Micheel took to Twitter this week to alert followers of what he described as a "multi-vessel heart blockage."

Micheel, who won his first and only PGA Tour title at the 2003 PGA Championship, last teed it up when the season's final major returned to Oak Hill last August, where he had triumphed 10 years prior. He missed the cut in all five events he entered in 2013, and Micheel last played the weekend at the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The 45-year-old first offered a somewhat vague message Wednesday, explaining that he would soon undergo a medical procedure:





He returned to Twitter a day later, this time with further details of his sobering diagnosis and plans for treatment.







This marks the second time in as many weeks that a former PGA champion has been forced to deal with a serious heart ailment. Last week, Hal Sutton - who lifted the Wanamaker Trophy at Riviera in 1983 - suffered a mild heart attack while playing in a Champions Tour event in Florida.