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David Graham in hospital with heart problems

Veteran Australian golfer David Graham is in hospital after suffering heart trouble during a tournament in the United States.

Graham, 58, was on the eighth hole of his final round in the Champions Tour event at Concord, near Boston, yesterday when he became ill.

He was taken to a local hospital and remains there, his wife Maureen said today.

"He's being treated for congested heart failure," Mrs Graham said from their home in Montana.

"He is slightly improved. He is breathing better. His oxygen intake is improving."

Graham is the only Australian to have won more than one of the four Major championships. He won the PGA Championship in 1979 and the US Open in 1981.

Since 1996 he has played on the Champions (over-50s) Tour in the US, where he has won five tournaments.

He was hoping to come to Sydney in November to play in the centenary Australian Open at The Australian course. He won the tournament there in 1977.

"He hasn't been feeling well lately, and I told him he shouldn't go to Boston, but I guess I'm married to a hard-headed Australian," said Mrs Graham.

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