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Jason Bohn “had no idea” he was having a major heart attack at the Honda Classic

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Jason Bohn was taken to the hospital following Friday’s round at last week’s Honda Classic, and it was later revealed that the 42-year-old had suffered a major heart attack — and he didn’t even know it was happening. 

Amid a flurry of thoughts and prayers from his fellow Tour pros, journalists, and fans came initial reports from the PGA Tour that Bohn had suffered a mild heart attack and was resting comfortably at the Palm Beach Medical Center.

However, the No. 71-ranked golfer in the world — who made the cut on Friday at the Honda Classic and later withdrew — told SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio from his hospital bed that his situation was much dire. Doctors discovered that Bohn had a 99 percent blockage of his left anterior descending artery that required the insertion of a stent.

Bohn offered some interesting perspective.

“The craziest part of the whole situation is that I had no idea that I was having a heart attack. I would have thought having a heart attack was like… somebody slapping you in the face, ‘you’re having a heart attack, you need to stop doing what you’re doing.’ For me it wasn’t the case.

“My doctors all have told me that had I passed out or gone down on the golf course that they really don’t think they would have had time to get the proper blood thinners in me — and put the stent in that they were able to do — in time.

“I got one hell of a mulligan. That’s all I can say.”

You can listen to Bohn’s full interview below.

https://soundcloud.com/siriusxmpgatour/022916-int-archive-fairways-of-life-jason-bohn

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  1. Vince Lehman

    Apr 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Went thru the same, heart attack, stent into vein. Had heart attack in hospital emergency room. Able to get blood thinners, aspirin, nitro into me then felt good till angiogram and stent 24 hrs later. Took no drugs prior, blood pressure was good, cholesterol was good, no overweight and active. Lucky I had Little damage to the heart. All I had was heartburn I could not get rid of it. No idea. My Dr did not believe it. Good luck man. I know what you went thru !

  2. Guy

    Mar 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Had a similar situation 7 years ago. Glad you are fine as it could have been much worse. Its always better to ask for help in these situations. I felt pretty good and could have went home to bed. Good thing I asked for help and they called 911. I flatlined in the ambulance and am fine now. 98 % blockage in one artery and they put in a stint.

  3. Dr Troy

    Mar 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    My man Jason was very lucky. And all of us here in GA are glad he’ll be ok. I’ll see Jason every once in a while at the club we both are members at in Acworth and he’s always in a cheerful, talkative mood. One of the nicest, all around best human beings I’ve been around.

    JB, we gotta get you on the gym and cardio train my friend. Hope to see you striping it again soon…

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GolfWRX is live from Congaree Golf Club for the Palmetto Championship. This one-time replacement for the RBC Canadian Open is the third PGA Tour event contested in South Carolina this season.

Palmetto State native Dustin Johnson headlines the field (and has been doing plenty of putter testing). Brooks Koepka and Jason Dufner will be teeing it up as well. John Pak and Davis Thompson will both be making their professional debuts.

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John Pak, college golf’s top player, signs with TaylorMade

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report.

With a buddy on the bag and fresh off receiving the Jack Nicklaus Award in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, celebrated amateur and Florida State standout John Pak is making his professional debut at this week’s Palmetto Championship at Congaree — and he’ll do so as a TaylorMade staffer, the company announced today.

College golf’s top player, Pak has played TaylorMade gear and a Titleist ball since his amateur days. And as we found out from Ryan Ressa, TaylorMade’s player development manager, who has worked with Pak since he was in his early teens, it’s not surprising Pak will continue with the same bag setup and ball combination as he joins the professional ranks.

The Scotch Plains, New Jersey, native is an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kind of guy when it comes to his equipment, which is a trait Ressa sees among many of the game’s best. (Another TaylorMade staffer Tiger Woods, for one, comes to mind).

Ressa and TaylorMade have had a relationship with Pak for nearly a decade, and it’s Ressa’s job to not only make sure Pak is in the right equipment for his game but is also navigating the matrix of amateur competitions, college, and the decision to turn pro successfully.

According to Ressa, Pak, and other junior standouts, need new equipment, or at least a fitting, roughly every six months as their bodies and swings change.

Even so, while he’s transitioned into new fairway wood models as they’ve become available, the DNA of Pak’s bag has stayed largely the same.

“Jon is a very simple guy when it comes to equipment, and he doesn’t do a lot of tinkering outside of driver shafts,” Ressa said. “Deep down, he’s a great competitor. He just loves to compete and is focused on getting the ball in the hole. He’s stayed really, really consistent with the look of his irons, the loft of his wedges, and his bag setup. He’s been easy to work with and only needs one or two visits per year to get squared away.”

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GolfWRX is live at Jack’s place for the 2021 Memorial Tournament. As always, a strong field has turned up to take on the Golden Bear’s track.

Past winner Bryson DeChambeau as well as Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, and Jason Dufner will all tee it up this week.

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