Arnold Palmer Undergoes Pacemaker Implant Surgery

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

Getty Images

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.

Other Hot Links 
- Is This the World's Fastest Electric Golf Cart?
- Tweek in Review: The Week's Best Tweets
Did McIlroy Raid Poulter's Closet For Manchester Appearance?
The Most Incredible 1,476 Feet in Golf
Introducing the Golf Ball Bucket Challenge
The Fringe: Ted Scott's Bonus From Bubba Watson Is Awesome
Weekend Recap: Camilo Villegas Victorious Again, Inbee Park Too
Red Bull Hornussen: Long Drive Contest Meets Home Run Derby

Bleacher Report

More in What's Hot

PGA Of America Fires Ted Bishop For Insensitive Comments

PGA Of America Fires Ted Bishop For Insensitive Comments

Three-Man Juggling Trick Shot Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

Three-Man Juggling Trick Shot Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

The Fringe: Watson In Royal Company, Bubba's New Boat & More

The Fringe: Watson In Royal Company, Bubba's New Boat & More

This Is The Longest, Greatest 3-Foot Birdie Putt Ever

This Is The Longest, Greatest 3-Foot Birdie Putt Ever

The Fringe: Elin's Mansion Complete & Dufner Takes 'Aussie Challenge'

The Fringe: Elin's Mansion Complete & Dufner Takes 'Aussie Challenge'

Face Time: Bill Murray Gets Hilarious Pair Of Pants From Ellen

Face Time: Bill Murray Gets Hilarious Pair Of Pants From Ellen

The Fringe: Tiger's First Course Set To Open & Poulter Picks Endorsement

The Fringe: Tiger's First Course Set To Open & Poulter Picks Endorsement

The 9: Jason Dufner Returns, Ben Martin Photobombed By Bear & More

The 9: Jason Dufner Returns, Ben Martin Photobombed By Bear & More

Pro Golfers Team Up For New Craft Beer Line

Pro Golfers Team Up For New Craft Beer Line

The Fringe: Lawsuit Sidelines Rory, Poulter's Son On Fire & More

The Fringe: Lawsuit Sidelines Rory, Poulter's Son On Fire & More