Stolz hospitalised after on-course heart attack

51-year-old Andre Stolz is recuperating in hospital following an on-course heart attack at a PGA Legends Tour event in Queensland.

Stolz, who won the PGA Tour’s Michelin Championship in 2004, was competing in the Halcyon Meadowbrook Legends Pro-Am in Brisbane’s south when he began experiencing severe chest pain, which was later confirmed as a heart attack.

Andre Stolz Andre Stolz (Credit: PGA Australia)

“Don’t be an idiot like me and play another 5 holes wondering if you should go to hospital. Know the signs, it could save your life,” said Stolz on his Facebook page.

“I’ve been overwhelmed with how many messages of support I’ve received from everyone. I didn’t know I knew that many people!”

Over the weekend, Stolz updated his family and fans with good news.

“Angiogram procedure went well on Friday and no bypass surgery was required. I’ve been poked, prodded and jabbed that many times all over, if you filled me with water I could be a sprinkler,” joked the golfer, who has posted wins on the Japan, OneAsia, Nationwide, PGA and Australasian PGA Tours.

“I’ve been allowed to go home for a couple days then have to go back for more tests. The doctors still looking for answers as to why i had the heart attack.”

In a stroke of good fortune, Stolz had been due to head over to the US for Champions Tour Q-School recently but had decided against the trip given the difficulty of getting back into Australia. A decision that may well have saved his life had there been any issues while flying over the Pacific.

“Thanks to everyone for your concern and help with Trina and I! Hopefully I can catch up with each of you soon! Maybe with a zero alcohol beer and an e-cigarette.”