Report: Steve Stricker recovering from heart inflammation

MADISON, Wis. (AP/CBS 58) — Wisconsin.Golf is reporting how Steve Stricker is recovering from a major health scare.

The winning Ryder Cup captain was hospitalized for two weeks with inflammation around his heart.

Stricker says he started to feel sick a month after the championship in September.

Stricker says his white blood cell count was soaring. His liver was plunging. And his heart was so badly out of rhythm that at one point it was at 160 beats per minute for two hours.

Stricker is on the mend now.

Stricker says he was healthy enough to bring his family to Florida for the winter.

He says he is moving around a little but has lost 25 pounds.

An MRI is scheduled for Jan. 20. 

The following statement was shared on behalf of Stricker: 

"Steve and the Stricker family are humbled and so thankful for the outpouring of support and love from everyone. He is doing better every day, and based on dr. visits and tests that have been administered, everything is progressing in the right direction. He hopes he can get back to practicing shortly and ultimately back to competition on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions very soon."
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