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Hal Sutton has mild heart attack during Champions Tour event

Last Updated: 16/02/14 3:24pm

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Hal Sutton: Expected to make full recovery after suffering minor heart attack

Hal Sutton: Expected to make full recovery after suffering minor heart attack

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Former Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton has revealed he suffered a minor heart attack during the ACE Group Classic in Florida.

The 55-year-old was taken ill after just eight holes of the Champions Tour event in Naples.

Sutton, who was five over par at the time of his withdrawal, was rushed to hospital for tests which revealed a blockage in an artery.

The 1983 PGA Championship winner underwent surgery to have a stent inserted, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

"I had blockage in my heart, so yeah it was a heart attack," Sutton told the Naples Daily News. "They put a stent in and I'm fine now.

"I just said, 'Something's wrong. I don't know what it is.

"I'm a whole lot happier that I got this problem fixed. This could have been much worse."

Sutton won 14 titles in his PGA Tour career and skippered the American Ryder Cup team in Detroit in 2004, when they were soundly beaten by Bernhard Langer's European side.

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