Clint Eastwood saves golf tournament director's life

By Laura Hundemer,

Clint Eastwood came to the rescue for 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 tournament dinner in Pebble Beach, California, John began choking on a piece of cheese. Eastwood, 83, acted quickly and started performing the Heimlich maneuver.

According to Fox Sports, Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone, "I gave him three good jolts."

"The look on Steve's face was different than when somebody is just coughing or joking around," Eastwood continued. "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.

image: Wikimedia Commons



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