Live updates

Clint Eastwood saves life of choking man at PGA party

Clint Eastwood proved himself to be a real-life hero when he saved the life of a choking man at a party.

Eastwood attended a volunteer party on the eve of the PGA Tour when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking on a piece of cheese. The 83-year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich manoeuvre.

Clint Eastwood pictured in October last year.
Clint Eastwood pictured in October last year. Credit: Misha Gulko/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

"I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work," John said. "I was looking at him and couldn't breathe.

He recognised it immediately and saved my life."

Eastwood is a prominent figure at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly as an amateur contestant and now as chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. It has raised over $100 million for charity as the host of the PGA Tour event.

"I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes," Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone. "It looked bad."

He said it was the first time he had used the Heimlich manoeuvre.

Bernard Gallacher 'making a good recovery'

The Ryder Cup-winning captain Bernard Gallacher is "making a good recovery" after being admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in a "critical condition."

His daughter, the TV presenter Kirsty, has tweeted:

7c632620018014ac8f329eca81b89e50_normal

Thank you all so much for your kind messages of support, it's been quite overwhelming. Dad now making a good recovery. X

Advertisement

Advertisement

Westwood begins final bid for victory at The Open

Lee Westwood is looking to close in on a first Major title at The Open Championship at Muirhead. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
The English golfer led the scoreboard by two shots heading into today's final round. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Westwood has teed off and will play the final round with American Hunter Mahan. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Westwood chases first Major victory at The Open

Lee Westwood takes a two-shot lead over Americans Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods into the final round. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Lee Westwood could cap a remarkable weekend for British sport with his first Major victory at The Open Championship at Muirfield.

The Englishman leads the field heading into the final day's play at the Scottish course.

British sports fans will also have Chris Froome's impending Tour de France win and England potentially wrapping up victory in the second Ashes Test to cheer today.

For all the Tour de France latest, visit the ITV Sport website

Lee Westwood tops Open leaderboard after third day

Lee Westwood will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the 142nd Open Championship after a rollercoaster third day at Muirfield.

That means Tiger Woods will have to make history to win his 15th major title and deny the Englishman a first at the 62nd attempt after failing to keep pace with his playing partner on a dramatic afternoon.

Lee Westwood currently has a two-shot lead at Muirfield. Credit: Press Association

Westwood carded an eagle and three birdies in a round of 70 that left him atop the leaderboard on three under par, with Woods (72) and fellow American Hunter Mahan (68) the only other players in red figures on one under.

"I know what to expect tomorrow," Westwood said. "I know what to do, I know what it takes.

"It's just a case of believing you are good enough to win. When you analyse it, you don't want to say it, but tomorrow is just another 18 holes. I'm playing well and putting well and there's no reason why I can't carry on.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories