Jason Bohn to return after heart attack at RBC Heritage
PGA Tour

Jason Bohn to return after heart attack at RBC Heritage


A little more than a month after suffering a heart attack during the second round of The Honda Classic, Jason Bohn is set to make his return to the PGA Tour.

Bohn will play in the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, the week after the Masters, according to the Island-Packet.

After the second round at PGA National on Feb. 26, Bohn sought the help of on-site medical staff when feeling discomfort and pain. Bohn believed he had enough time to head back to his hotel, shower and then take himself to a local medial facility. At the behest of the emergency personnel, Bohn went immediately to the hospital. He suffered a major heart attack and had a 90 percent blockage of the left anterior descending artery, so-dubbed the "widow-maker" artery. Doctors put in a stent.

“I gotta tell you, the EMTs at the golf course, I mean, they totally saved my life," he said to SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio. "They took an EKG when I got done after I signed my scorecard. They just told me that something wasn’t right. They said, ‘Hey, we’d like you to go to the hospital.’ And I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just go shower in my room and then I’ll drive myself to the hospital. I’ll be okay.’ And they were like, ‘No, no, we need to put you on a stretcher, we need to go to the hospital right now.’"

The 42-year-old has played well this season, including a playoff loss at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.


New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter in June will be entered to win 3 dozen limited-edition Tiger Tour B golf balls!

Rules and regulations: By submitting your email address, you agree to join both the Golf News Net and Bridgestone Golf email lists. To be eligible for our prizes, you must remain a subscriber on our list through the end of the contest month. If your email address disappears, it worked!

About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.