We’ve received an update on the condition of PGA of Canada honourary director Keith Tucker, who took ill while visiting Montreal last week and was admitted to Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire.
He was moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private room on Tuesday evening and the hope is to have him discharged early next week. He will spend some time at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ont.
Tucker, 79, suffered a couple of seizures, the cause of which is still unknown, but tests are ongoing. Sources say he is in good spirits, but tired. He’s using a walker and his appetite is good.
We’ll keep you posted.
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