A dead David Toms won't help golf a lick
Less than a week removed from kneeling on the golf course clutching his chest, David Toms has announced that he will hold off on corrective heart surgery so that he can compete for the PGA Tour in the Presidents Cup.
David Toms: Championship golfer, great American, idiot.
“I’ll be fine,” Toms said on Sunday. “I’m going to … see how my body reacts to the medication I’m on and go from there.”
So if Toms drops dead from a massive cardiac incident on the fairway, we’ll assume his body didn’t react as well to the beta-blockers as he had hoped.
As a sport, golf is about as challenging to one’s heart as just watching golf is, but there are times when maybe it’s just best to sit one out.
It’s nice that Toms wants to show that good ol’ American gumption by playing. Hey, Lance Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles after fighting off cancer of the testes, lungs and brain. Of course, he waited until after that had been resolved to resume riding.
So David, trust me here, take a little time off of golf to have a heart operation. First of all, face it, no one cares about the Presidents Cup. Second, John McSherry and Hank Gathers have already experimented with dropping dead on the field of play, and it didn’t advance their careers one bit.
Writers love talking about an athlete’s heart, but this is a different matter. Get yours fixed, David, and we’ll see you next year.
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It seems that the irregular heartbeats occur from a malady in the upper portion of the heart, whereas the heart problems that lead to a heart attack are in the lower.
The occurance of the irregular heartbeat does not imply an impending heart attack-they are two totally different heart problems.
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You have some unfinished business on the 2 Iowa threads buddy. Do you think that if you ignore the situation which you started that it will go away ? I don't think so ! You owe many people an apology. This issue will not die until we recieve one.
So I see. You're going ahead with the theory of, "Hey, it's just his heart, it's not like he'll die or anything."
Now, I'm no doctor (I'm four credits short still), and I'm sure Toms has a 99% of not dying on the course. However, that one percent would be enough for me to advise him not to play in what is, in its basic form, a sanctioned, made-for-TV event.
Now, Al Clark:
I'm impressed. Impressed at your dedication to Iowa. It's somewhat noble. Keep it up, there's obviously a future in it for you. Because, right now, you really have me thinking. Thinking about Iowa.
You ARE smarter than some of the other responders would lead me to believe. I mean, how could you have possibly guessed that Shanks isn't my real name?
You know, All you had to do was apologize for your dumbass comments and insults but obiviously you don't plan on doing that. You sir a truely a freckin idiot.
I think those charm school classes are wearing off ... you might want to sign up for a refresher.
Nahhh.... I just plan on being a thorn in moron's arse until he decides to appologize for his dumb comments. A real man would of done that a long time ago.
By all means, I understand that Toms would want to play. He's an athlete and a champion at that. His right arm and half of his head could fall off and he'd be trying to convince Nicklaus he could play.
What's troubling, but hopefully will get people to get themselves checked -- Toms has been dealing with this for four years.
If someone goes into a hospital emergency room and says they have chest problems, they drop everything to help. The heart is high-priority. I don't think I'm guilty of hyperbole (which normally I like to be) to say that trying to "wait out" a heart condition is a dangerous idea.
Again, thanks Mulligan.
Look at the guy...he's all doped up, and I, for one, am extremely jealous. I feel bad for DT, playing in an extremely important tourney with lots on the line...and then you see DT glance at the trees before he "fades away" into this immaculate state of bliss.
No, he won't die, not for a long time golf fans. This week, and perhaps for awhile, DT is flying high.
I’ve taken a quick look at your postings, which are very interesting. Lots of material and ideas! Congrats on being so focused!
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