Updated: Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Luke Donald withdrew before his round on Thursday at the RSM Classic and later posted an update on social media that he’d been hospitalized for chest pains.
Donald said he was admitted to Southeast Georgia Health Systems Brunswick (Ga.) Campus and that after multiple tests his heart “looks good.”
“Well that wasn’t quite the finish to my year I had in mind! Had some chest pain last night and into this morning and it kept getting worse,” he posted on Instagram.
Well that wasn’t quite the finish to my year I had in mind!! Had some chest pain last night and into this morning & it kept getting worse. After some medical advice, I had to withdraw & was shipped off to the hospital to get my heart looked at. After 7 hours of tests all looks good with my heart thankfully A big thank you to the staff at the South East Georgia Brunswick hospital for taking good care of me. Time to put my feet up for a few weeks, recharge, regroup and get ready for a big 2018.
His swing coach, Pat Goss, told GolfChannel.com on Friday that Donald is back at home and "feeling better." Per Goss, all of Donald's tests came back "clear" and the initial thought is that this episode may have been a response to new medication.
The RSM Classic was Donald’s second start this fall and he was scheduled to be paired with Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar. Donald was replaced in the field by Mark Wilson.
“Time to put my feet up for a few weeks, recharge, regroup and get ready for a big 2018,” Donald posted.