Former British Open champion Tom Weiskopf was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Monday and began his first chemotherapy treatment on Thursday.
“My stomach is a little queasy but I don’t feel nauseous and haven’t thrown up or anything,” he said via phone. “I did see a few guys who did.”
Weiskopf, 78, the winner of 16 PGA Tour titles and another four on PGA Tour Champions, was in Scottsdale, Arizona in late November for the re-opening of Troon Country Club, just days after participating in a two-part Q&A with Golfweek (Part II here). While walking the course with members, he said he experienced sharp pain in his stomach and underwent a CT Scan back home in Montana as soon as he returned there, which revealed a legion in his pancreas.
“If I hadn’t been in enough pain, I might have brushed it off and wasted a bunch of important time without coming to Miami,” he said.
Weiskopf flew there on Thanksgiving Day and underwent a battery of tests over the course of the next week at Miami Baptist Cancer Institute, which included MRIs, CT and Pet Scans, a genetic scan,…