Greenwood/Getty Images Despite health issues, Charlie Beljan said he plans to play on Saturday.
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Despite being hospitalized after suffering from shortness of breath, an increased heart rate and high blood pressure, second-round leader Charlie Beljan says he expects to play Saturday at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
“As long as they tell me I’m not going to fall over and die,” Beljan said in a phone interview with Golf Channel late Friday. “I’m hoping it was just a panic attack.”
Beljan added that he’s suffered small panic attacks in recent weeks. He’s a new father with his wife Merisa having given birth to the couple’s first child just seven weeks ago, and he came into the week 139th on the money list and with his TOUR card on the line. Only the top 125 after this week will have full playing status for next year.
“We’re waiting on tests and X-rays,” Beljan’s agent, Andy Dawson, added via text message. “He’s most likely being released [Friday] but if not is still going to plan on playing [Saturday]. He feels a lot better.”