Former No. 1 Donald Hospitalized with Chest Pains


For all of the fame and fortune it can bring, professional golf can take its toll. Former World No. 1 Luke Donald found that out in a scary manner on Thursday before his opening round of the RSM Classic at Sea Island.


Slated for an 11:10 a.m. tee time, Donald pulled out of the event as a result of persistent chest pains. The pains were so bad that the 39-year-old had to be taken to a local hospitalized for a series of tests.’s Jeff Babineau had more

Englishman Luke Donald withdrew from the RSM Classic on Thursday after experiencing chest pains that sent him to a local hospital for a precautionary battery of tests.

On his Instagram account, Donald wrote that he experienced chest pains Wednesday night and it worsened on Thursday morning, so instead of heading to golf course, he was admitted to Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus, where he underwent seven hours of tests on his heart.


“All looks good with my heart, thankfully,” Donald said, sending out a picture of him in his hospital bed.

Donald, 39, was scheduled to make his second start of the PGA Tour’s fall season after competing in three events in Europe this fall. The former World No. 1 was replaced in the field at Sea Island by Mark Wilson.



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