Hal Sutton suffers mild heart attack
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Champions Tour player Hal Sutton was said to be feeling fine Sunday as he returned home to Louisiana from Naples, Fla., where he suffered a “mild heart attack” and underwent a hospital procedure during which doctors inserted a stent.
Sutton said he was “feeling great,” plans to start practicing in the next couple of days and intends to play the next over-50 tournament – the March 14-16 Toshiba Classic, said Tour media official Dave Senko, who spoke with Sutton on Sunday.
Sutton, 55, a 14-time winner on the PGA Tour and 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, suffered the mild attack and withdrew Friday from the ACE Group Classic, where he was 5 over par for eight holes.
"I had blockage in my heart, so, yeah, it was a heart attack," Sutton told the Naples Daily News. "They put a stent in, and I'm fine now."
Sutton said he told doctors, “Something's wrong. I don't know what it is.”