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.”