Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implanted

Golf legend Arnold Palmer had a pacemaker surgically implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh on Monday.

84-year-old golf legend to be released Tuesday from Pittsburgh hospital

Hall of Famer Arnold Palmer, 84, hits a ceremonial shot to kick off the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2014. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Arnold Palmer has had a pacemaker implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat.

According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

The 84-year-old Palmer was to remain in hospital overnight for observation.

He is expected to be released on Tuesday.

Golf Channel earlier this year produced a three-part documentary called Arnie, which was broadcast the week after the Masters in April.

The seven-time major champion remains one of the most endearing figures in golf.


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