Clint Eastwood came to the rescue of Steve John, the tournament director of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament and the CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, on Wednesday night.
While they were attending the Pebble Beach, California tournament dinner John began choking on a piece of cheese. Eastwood, 83, acted quickly and started performing the Heimlich maneuver.
According to foxsports Eastwood said, “I gave him three good jolts.” The look on Steve’s face was different than when somebody is just coughing or joking around. I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their very eyes. It looked bad.”
After the scary situation, John was fine and extremely appreciative to Eastwood for jumping in to save him. Eastwood had only performed the maneuver one other time.
According to SFGate Clay Walker, Darius Rucker, Kenny G, Ray Romano and T-Bone Burnett performed at Wednesday’s dinner that honored the tournament’s 2,100 volunteers.