PGA golfer hospitalized after shooting 64
Charlie Beljan speaks with EMS personnel on the 17th hole during the second round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at the Disney Palm and Magnolia course on November 9, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
November 10th, 2012
03:36 AM ET

PGA golfer hospitalized after shooting 64

PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan was hospitalized Friday after shooting a 64 to take a three-shot lead in a PGA tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., according to pgatour.com, the tour’s web site.

Beljan was rushed to a hospital immediately after the round, complaining of breathing trouble, an increased heart rate and numbness in his arms, the tour said.

Beljan, 28, told the PGA Tour he expects to play in Saturday’s round at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

The golfer, who had his first child this fall, told his caddie, Rick Adcox, that he thought he was going to die during the round, according to the tour.

Beljan called for paramedics while warming up on the driving range before the round, then again after the ninth hole.

After signing his scorecard, he was taken on a stretcher and transported to Celebration Hospital near Orlando, the tour said. The hospital did not release his condition early Saturday.

Beljan’s best finish on the PGA Tour was tied for third at the Greenbrier Classic in July. He has made $527,528 this year playing in 21 tournaments.

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  1. your not sick your just in love

    Dehydration .

    November 13, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Rob

    symtoms of a heart attack – crushing chest pains – trouble breathing – numbness in arms – usually left arm ... that was his heart telling him to watch out and get healthy ...

    November 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dreaming

      Uh, where did you get all these symptoms from?
      This article mentions NONE of the above.

      November 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dreaming

    Panic attack.

    Clues:
    1) Numbness in arms, NOT pain- from hyperventilation and increased O2
    2) Feeling *like he was about to die* or feelings of dread-classic symptom
    3) Increased heart rate -NOT pain, not crushing sensation, from adrenalin
    4) Stress present in life: HELLO, he is playing a championship round of golf and he is a new father!

    He'll be fine

    November 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Angel

    Classic Anxiety Attack

    November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Christine

      TOTALLY a panic attack! This has happened to me!

      November 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
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