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Arnold Palmer rushed to hospital Sunday
Golf legend Arnold Palemr missed the trophy presentation at his own tournament, as high blood pressure forced an overnight visit to hospital on Sunday.

"Nobody is overly concerned about the prognosis," said Alaistair Johnston, vice chairman at IMG and Palmer's longtime business manager.

Johnston said Palmer had been advised to monitor his blood pressure throughout the day because of some issues with new medicine he was taking.

He said one last test about 15 minutes before the tournament showed an increase in blood pressure.

"It wasn't anything to do with any ailments or any discomfort he felt," Johnston said. "The blood pressure was at a level where the doctor involved suggested that he go immediately to get more intensive evaluation at the hospital."

Graeme McDowell, who came runner-up to eventual winner Tiger Woods, noticed that Palmer wasn't at the 18th for the price ceremony as per usual.

"I was surprised to see him not around, and when we just heard the news on the side that he had been taken to the hospital, of course we were very upset and certainly praying that everything is going to be OK," McDowell said.

"That really puts a little bit of a damper on the spirits on 18th green when Tiger is going to pick up his trophy."

Sam Saunders, Palmer's grandson, tweeted, "For all concerned my granddad is doing fine and will be good to go tomorrow. Thank you for all of your nice comments and concern."

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