Former PGA Tour winner Jason Bohn calls heart attack 'greatest thing that could ever happen to me'


Former PGA Tour winner Jason Bohn, who plays in this week’s tournament in Prattville, speaks at Baptist Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
A. Stacy Long, Montgomery Advertiser

Jason Bohn stepped before fellow survivors and relived his story.

The former PGA Tour winner, still just 45 years old, recounted the discomfort he felt and the decision to have it checked out, right down to the shock when he realized he was having a heart attack.

“I had no idea until they wheeled me in,” Bohn said Tuesday at an appearance at Baptist Health’s new Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. “They said over the intercom, ‘Cardiac attack in Room 6.’

“I looked up and saw I was in Room 6.”

It hit him like a thunderclap, like the hole-in-one from so long ago that unexpectedly launched his professional career.

At the time he entered the hospital, he was 43 years old, was in his 13th year on the PGA Tour and had just finished the second round of a tournament.

He compared his discomfort to his grandmother giving him a hug, but doctors found…

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