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.
Wow! I hope it wasn't a heart attack. God Bless.
He had a panic attack.
And it can scare you if you've never had one in your life before.
I hope he's okay. Personally, I'd have a seizure if I ever shot a 64.
There's this little thing called context. Besides, I'd think there would have been a lot more headlines all over the place if ANYONE had shot 64 people, let alone a PGA golfer.
64 is a very good score, but fairly common actually. It would not make major news headlines unless it was maybe in a "major" tournament.
Agree. Some of us only look to one source .
Hope it isn't too serious, he is way too young, with a good golf career ahead of him.
He should have to record a one stroke penalty
What about the 64 he shot?? Were they hospitalized???? Great clarity in the headline CNN. A mass shooting and you talk about teh one who did the shooting....... (Yeah I KNOW they were talking about his score )
It's very clear to anybody with even half a brain.
I have had alot of panic attacks. No need to go to hospital waste of time. Just breathe deeply and exhale slowly . I used to breathe into a paper bag also.
I clicked the headline expecting something entirely different.
he shot 64? where there any survivors?
Anxiety , panic attacks are terribly frightening. A steady practice of Zen meditation, with slow and controlled breathing, may just help some people reduce the number or severity of these attacks. Best of good fortune to all who suffer.
This was a misleading headline. I expected there to be 64 victims. Not a another boring golfing story.
You're joking? The golfer shot 64, how else are they supposed to word it? Okay, you must not golf, but if 64 PEOPLE had been shot, don't you think it would have been CNN's headline and be all over the news?! You're funny. actually sad that your mind goes towards violence and that this wouldn't be all over the TV if 64 people had been shot! Duh.
I agree, knowing nothing about golf and seeing a headline worded like others about shootings, I also expected a horrible story.
As did I.
God give me strength!!!... Clearly the gene pool is pretty shallow in some parts of the country!...
You are the funniest.
Pretty pompous response for a headline that actually says the words "shooting" and "hospitalized". Regardless of whether you understand golf or not, it's a bit loaded, but without knowing golf terms it's just ridiculous. Some people really, actually, truly, don't like golf and never ever watch it or pay attention to it. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true.
I could write a headline that says, "Man Shoots with Shotgun and Pistol Grip and Has Battles with a Zeppelin Bombing C47s."
Would you immediately think, "ah yes, they are talking about someone in a film crew having an issue with his sound equipment", or would you say, "oh no, some kind of war is going on"?
Jay, how else are they supposed to word it? Exactly like they did in the first paragraph. "after shooting a 64"
All they needed to do was put that one little indefinite article in there. The headline was misleading, and more likely than not it was intentional. Why else would someone click on a story about golf?
Best reply of the day!
Legitimate complaint. People don't end up in the hospital "playing golf". I was tricked into clicking on this link – no pun intended.
- Check me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key...
– Gophers, ya great git! The gophers! The little brown furry rodents!
It still makes me smile and chuckle after all these years.
" License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit – ever. They're like the Viet Cong – Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote."
" This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff. "
Thanks, Carl. I needed that one today.
Carl the Assistant Greenskeeper – one of the greatest characters in one of the most classic, off-beat films of all time.
"The Pool or the Pond!"
Felt like he was going to "die" during the round and still shot a 64!
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