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For 45 minutes, Toms was unsure if he'd live

Updated: September 17, 2005, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

FARMINGTON, Pa. -- An intravenous tube dangling from his arm and a heart monitor beeping above his head, emergency medical technicians sprayed nitroglycerin and jabbed aspirin tablets under David Toms' tongue to try to calm his out-of-control heart.

Toms

Moments before, one of the world's best golfers was fretting about his three putts on No. 18 at the 84 Lumber Classic. Now, his world had changed literally in a heartbeat, and he was strapped down in an ambulance racing to an ...

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