Palmer taken to hospital with high blood pressure

Arnold Palmer is being hospitalized overnight after doctors

noticed a rise in his blood pressure.

Palmer wasn’t on the 18th green at Bay Hill on Sunday when Tiger

Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the seventh time,

ending a 30-month victory drought on the PGA Tour.

Alaistair Johnston, vice chairman of IMG and Palmer’s longtime

business manager, says the 82-year-old is on new medication and was

checking his blood pressure throughout the final round. About 15

minutes before the tournament ended, doctors noticed enough of an

increase to take him to the hospital for closer evaluation.

Johnston says Palmer was to be hospitalized overnight as a

precaution. He says no one is overly concerned.