Acworth golfer Jason Bohn had 99 percent blockage of major artery

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Jason Bohn of Acworth is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour. AJC file photo

Acworth golfer Jason Bohn had 99 percent blockage of major artery

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Jason Bohn of Acworth is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour. AJC file photo

Pro golfer Jason Bohn of Acworth tells NBC Sports that what was reported as a mild heart attack turned out to be much more.

The 42-year-old golfer had a stent inserted Saturday for what he says was 99 percent blockage of a major artery. In a text exchange with the network, Bohn says the blockage was in his left anterior descending artery -- known as the "widow maker" because it could lead to a major heart attack.

Bohn made the cut in the Honda Classic was experiencing chest pains after his round. He went to see medical staff at the course. He was taken by an ambulance to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

The PGA Tour initially said Friday night that it was a mild heart attack.

Bohn said he had been dealing with bronchitis and pneumonia.

His agent George McNeill said he saw Bohn on Friday evening and he was in good spirits.

His wife was home in Georgia, though her parents were with Bohn at the hospital.

Bohn is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and is ranked No. 71 in the world.

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