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#1 33 Handicap

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Did you see him at the Disney today?  He was sick,so bad he was laying down between shots.Carded a 64,he needed to keep playing to keep his card and broke down into tears afterwards.Shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate.He has trouble with something called valley sickness,i think. I hope dude is okay.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Ummm......did anyone just see that?!? What just happened? Golf channel was following him on his last few holes as he was clearly struggling with something. I thought he was just not feeling well but he was sobbing walking off the 18. Confusing.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hopefully he can continue his good play.  Flu maybe?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

View Postmoonshine, on 09 November 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

Hopefully he can continue his good play.  Flu maybe?

That's what I was thinking until I saw him crying walking off 18. Weird situation. Like you said, I hope he is ok whatever it is.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Seems like a heart problem as they report ....


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

What a man.

Has heart attack and still shoots 64.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Shortness of breath
Racing heart.
He's had it in the recent past as well as today. He underwent a battery of tests on the last occasion and was given a clean bill of health.
During his round today he was accompanied by medics, in the event of an emergency. He continued playing and shot 64.
He has been taken by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution.
It is not known for certain what the problem is or if he'll play tomorrow.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

really feel for the guy hope it was just an allergy or something.  What a hard spot to be in.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Hopefully something like an anxiety or panic attack which can be treated and get him back out tomorrow. Sad to watch someone in that situation, but, what a gut check for him to hold the round together under such circumstance.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

Late in the round I understood one of the announcers to say he had Valley Fever sometime in the past. But no one knew if it was related to today's problem. His caddie said he had similar problems a few weeks ago.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

That was some seriously ballsy stuff he put together today. I hope they can get him healthy enough to get back to it tomorrow...and maybe win this thing. That would be amazing.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate according to Golf Channel. That's all they reported.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm not a doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.  Sounds like a panic attack.  Hope it's nothing serious.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

The Golf Channel app had several stories on this and mentioned that he has asthma. That doesn't make complete sense, though - if it affects him that badly, he would surely carry an inhaler.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

Looked like a classic case of anxiety / panic attack.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

The standard emergency medicine guess would be pneumonia, if he has a fever (not valley fever). That's what most emergency medicine folks think right off with high heart rate, short of breath, and fever. Other things that can cause his signs and symptoms include chest wall injury, pneumothorax, sepsis. However all of these are easily diagnosed. But none are very conducive with repeating today's round tomorow. (Nor was tiger on a broken leg tho)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

Not a panic attack. Blood pressure was reported as low.  

Honestly looked like someone with viral myocarditis, but who knows.  

Hope he comes back this weekend and secures his card.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

Paroxysmal super ventricular tachycardia is also a good guess

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

you guys really need to be humbled
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

View PostNaughty Mazz, on 09 November 2012 - 09:34 PM, said:

you guys really need to be humbled
? I'm sorry I don't understand.  I am a critical care paramedic by trade. Just speculating what's wrong with the guy. I don't think it was just a panic attack. Whatever it was he had a great round and hate to see it lost.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

I don't know exactly what happened today with Charlie, but it looked like a major panic attack. He and his wife just had a baby, he's fighting for his card, last tourney of the year, etc. I've been there done that and it ain't fun...at all. Get well!
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

View PostPar-A-Medic, on 09 November 2012 - 09:38 PM, said:

View PostNaughty Mazz, on 09 November 2012 - 09:34 PM, said:

you guys really need to be humbled
? I'm sorry I don't understand.  I am a critical care paramedic by trade. Just speculating what's wrong with the guy. I don't think it was just a panic attack. Whatever it was he had a great round and hate to see it lost.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

Episodes like this happen many times to people from all walks of life and are chalked up to panic, anxiety, what not however unless captured  in the moment by diagnostic equipment, can be missed cardiac conduction events. I hope for this guys sake it is anxiety, everyone needs an anti anxiety medication. I have said for years Xanax should be added to the water like fluoride.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

They actually interviewed him from his hospital bed by phone. Seems bit extreme but he did sound positive and said as long as the doctors told him it was nothing serious, he would make his 10:55am tee time Saturday.

Talk about pressure.... 139 on the money list with one last chance to keep his card, 7 week old baby back home, leading the turnament by 3 shots and now at the mercy of the doctors as to whether he'll get a chance to play the rest of the tournament. I would need some serious drugs to get any sleep tonight.

Good luck Charlie and hope it's nothing serious.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

View PostK31795, on 09 November 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

Not a panic attack. Blood pressure was reported as low.  

Not sure where you are getting your information from, but everything I heard (announcers relating events during the event) and read was that his heart rate was very high.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Panic attack/anxiety attack.  At this point Charlie is leaning towards this as his own diagnosis.  He said from his hospital bed that he's got a newborn and has been under some stress.

Mix that with a little lack of sleep and a career changing tournament which you are doing well in - the body and mind doesn't know the difference between good stress and bad stress - just a lot of cortisol and adrenaline.  And everyone processes stress differently.

Hopefully that is all it is.  Not to minimize this serious condition but it's not life threatening and treatable.  Eager to see how he is doing and if he plays tomorrow.

Regardless, the guy is a man's man for sticking it out and going low to boot.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

looked like classic case of anxiety / panic attacks to me.  clearly the guy is way stressed out about life and career and let me tell you, when you don't know or understand that feeling, you really do feel like you're going to die.  It's amazing what the mind can do to the body.  I feel bad for the guy, but I hope he can move forward and play well the rest of the days.  He may need to some meds to chill out a bit.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

View PostPar-A-Medic, on 09 November 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

Paroxysmal super ventricular tachycardia is also a good guess

That's my guess too. I had that the 1st time in my 30's. Very scary but they kept telling me it was not serious. Had my rate over 200 for several hrs. one time and finally had an ablation procedure to fix it. Didn't that also happen to David Toms?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:43 AM

I have that problem.  certain things set off

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View PostPar-A-Medic, on 09 November 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

Paroxysmal super ventricular tachycardia is also a good guess

That's my guess too. I had that the 1st time in my 30's. Very scary but they kept telling me it was not serious. Had my rate over 200 for several hrs. one time and finally had an ablation procedure to fix it. Didn't that also happen to David Toms?

I have that.  Certain things set it off, and you have to kind of reset the heart back into normal rhythm.  I was suppose to have that ablation thing done, but I chickened out.  What was that like?

Edited by golfpros1, 10 November 2012 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:04 AM

View Postgolfpros1, on 10 November 2012 - 02:43 AM, said:

I have that problem.  certain things set off

View Postscotee, on 10 November 2012 - 02:39 AM, said:

View PostPar-A-Medic, on 09 November 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

Paroxysmal super ventricular tachycardia is also a good guess

That's my guess too. I had that the 1st time in my 30's. Very scary but they kept telling me it was not serious. Had my rate over 200 for several hrs. one time and finally had an ablation procedure to fix it. Didn't that also happen to David Toms?

I have that.  Certain things set it off, and you have to kind of reset the heart back into normal rhythm.  I was suppose to have that ablation thing done, but I chickened out.  What was that like?
It was a piece of cake. Glad I did it . I suffered for years with episodes and they said I could live with it, take meds or get it fixed. It only took about 45 min. in my case but others have had trouble finding the right place and taken a lot longer and a few can end up with a pace maker. Even if you know what it is it is scary as hell to have your heart race that fast for no reason at all! You feel light headed and think you are about to die.


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