Shreveport Golfer Hal Sutton Suffers Heart Attack
Shreveport native and PGA Championship winner Hal Sutton suffered a mild heart attack on Friday after withdrawing from the ACE Group Classic in Florida.
Sutton, 55, currently playing on the Champions Tour, was admitted to a Naples, Florida hospital.
Doctors say Sutton suffered a mild heart attack caused by arterial blockage. A stent was inserted and he is reported to be resting comfortably.
Sutton said he felt pressure in his chest and a shortness of breath while he was playing on Friday morning. It felt like indigestion, he said, but it also left him lightheaded and he withdrew after eight holes.
The former Northwood High and Centenary standout, won 14 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1983 PGA Championship. Sutton has been playing on the Champions Tour, for players over 50, for the past five years.
Sutton should be discharged from the hospital on Sunday and will return home to Shreveport.