Arnold Palmer Undergoes Pacemaker Implant Surgery

By Jon Ackerman
Monday August 18th, 2014 4:33 pm EDT

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Three weeks shy of his 85th birthday, the legendary Arnold Palmer underwent a pacemaker implant surgery on Monday to correct an abnormal heartbeat. The news was announced on his website and Facebook page:

 
Earlier this month, the seven-time major winner sat out the Greats of Golf Challenge in Minnesota due to a back injury that requires physical therapy.

Palmer is expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday, and we wish him nothing but a speedy recovery.

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