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Jason Bohn has surgery to unblock major artery after falling ill at Honda Classic

Jason Bohn walks on the fairway during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club
Image: Jason Bohn has had a stent inserted in one of his arteries

PGA Tour player Jason Bohn is 'resting comfortably' in hospital after having surgery to unblock a major artery.

Bohn, 42, complained of feeling ill after the second round of the Honda Classic on Friday, and he was taken to the nearby Palm Beach Gardens Medical Centre with what was described as a 'mild heart attack'.

But the problem proved to be more serious than first thought, and Bohn had to have a stent inserted to deal with a 99 per cent blockage in the left anterior descending artery, known as "the widow maker" as it can cause a major heart attack.

"Jason is resting comfortably and in good spirits," Bohn's agent Justin Richmond said.

"He is scheduled to have more tests this weekend. We know he appreciates the concern from so many people in the PGA Tour family who have reached out.''

Bohn revealed on Saturday that he had been ill in the week running up to the event in Florida, suffering a combination of flu, pneumonia and bronchitis.

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He had only decided to play in the tournament to try and qualify for the World Golf Championship Match Play next month - that tournament features the top 64 players in the world and Bohn is currently ranked 71.

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