Heart-attack victim Bohn gets a stent

MIAMI • American Jason Bohn was resting comfortably in a hospital intensive care unit on Saturday after suffering a heart attack following the second round of golf's Honda Classic on Friday.

The 42-year-old experienced chest pains during his second round on Friday and asked for medical attention after carding an even-par 72. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

PGA event telecaster NBC reported that he had a stent inserted to combat an arterial blockage. The two-time winner on the PGA Tour was in stable condition and was set to undergo more tests at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

At the nearby PGA National Resort and Spa, Australia's Adam Scott and Spain's Sergio Garcia charged into a share of the lead after the third round.

Scott fired a four-under 66 while Garcia shot 67 to leave both deadlocked on 201.

American Blayne Barber (69) was third on 205, one stroke in front of compatriots Rickie Fowler (74) and Justin Thomas (68).

Scott ran up a quadruple-bogey seven on the 15th hole, but survived that nightmare to move one step closer to a 12th PGA Tour victory.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 29, 2016, with the headline 'Heart-attack victim Bohn gets a stent'. Print Edition | Subscribe