Emergency Surgery For Robert Gamez
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/26/14

PGA Tour player Robert Gamez underwent quadruple bypass surgery on Wednesday in Orlando, Florida.

The news was announced by Paul Graham, one of the vice presidents with Empire Sports Management and Gamez's manager. Gamez had difficulty breathing last weekend and was taken to hospital.

Since 1998, Gamez has had an unfortunate run of medical problems, when he was injured in a car accident at the Kemper Open. Gamez suffered a low point in 2001, when he failed to qualify for the PGA Tour. This year, the only PGA Tour event he has played in is the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he won in 1990 when it was known as the "Nestle Invitational."

On that day (March 25, 1990), Gamez turned in a heart-stopping moment when he defeated Greg Norman on the final hole with one of the most memorable shots in PGA Tour history:

We at oobgolf sincerely hope that Robert's recovery is complete and as painless as possible.

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