Golfer Jason Bohn has stent inserted for major blockage
Jason Bohn, from the US, plays the 10th hole before the final round was stopped in the rain-delayed OHL Classic at Mayakoba near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The fourth round was delayed 3 1/2 hours by thunderstorms that left pools of water across El Camaleon Golf Club. The final round will resume at 8 a.m. Monday. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Golfer Jason Bohn tells NBC Sports that what was reported as a mild heart attack turned out to be much more.
The 42-year-old golfer had a stent inserted Saturday for what he says was 99 percent blockage of a major artery. In a text exchange with the network, Bohn says the blockage was in his left anterior descending artery – known as the ''widow maker'' because it could lead to a major heart attack.
The PGA Tour initially said Friday night that it was a mild heart attack and he was in stable condition.
Bohn said he had been dealing with bronchitis and pneumonia. He made the cut in the Honda Classic and said he was experiencing chest pains. He was taken to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
George McNeill said he saw Bohn on Friday evening and he was in good spirits.