Luke Donald gets all-clear after health scare sees him admitted to hospital in the US
Englishman announces he will not play again this year after chest pains force him to seek medical help
England’s former world number one golfer Luke Donald was given the all-clear on Thursday night after chest pains led him to be admitted to hospital in the US.
The 39-year-old later announced that he wouldn’t play again this year in order to take time to rest and recuperate following the health scare.
“Had some chest pain last night and into this morning & it kept getting worse,” read an Instagram post from Donald.
Well that wasn’t quite the finish to my year I had in mind!! Had some chest pain last night and into this morning & it kept getting worse. After some medical advice, I had to withdraw & was shipped off to the hospital to get my heart looked at. After 7 hours of tests all looks good with my heart thankfully A big thank you to the staff at the South East Georgia Brunswick hospital for taking good care of me. Time to put my feet up for a few weeks, recharge, regroup and get ready for a big 2018.
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“After some medical advice ... I was shipped off to the hospital to get my heart looked at. After 7 hours of tests all looks good with my heart thankfully.”
Donald, the world No 123, was set to compete at the RSM Classic in Georgia but was forced to forfeit his spot in the field.
It has been a difficult campaign for the five-time PGA Tour winner. He saw his ranking slip after beginning the season at No 81 and failed to make the cut at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, his only major appearance this season.