Former world No. 1 Luke Donald hospitalized with chest pain

Luke Donald was forced to withdraw from this week’s RSM Classic before starting his first round Thursday due to lingering chest pains. Donald was later hospitalized, where he updated everyone on his health.

“Well that wasn’t quite the finish to my year I had in mind!!,” Donald wrote on Instagram. “Had some chest pain last night and into this morning and it kept getting worse. After some medical advice, I had to withdraw and was shipped off to the hospital to get my heart looked at.

“After seven 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.”

Donald, 39, reached the top spot in the world ranking in 2011, a year in which he won the Scottish Open, BMW PGA Championship and the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He has since dropped to 123rd in the world after recording just two wordwide top 10s this year.

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