Harry Potter star Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match
He was taking part in a celebrity match ahead of the Ryder Cup.
Harry Potter star Tom Felton had to be carried off a golf course in America after collapsing during a celebrity match.
The PGA of America said that the actor experienced a "medical incident" and was sent to a "local hospital for treatment" after the incident on Thursday.
Felton, who turned 34 on Wednesday and is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, had been participating in a Ryder Cup celebrity match at Wisconsin golf course, Whistling Straits, which is hosting the famous tournament.
He was representing Europe alongside former professional ice hockey player Teemu Selanne, from Finland. The pair were up against a USA duo of 1980 US Olympic hockey captain Mike Eurzione and Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen.
33 years done - good lord it’s been so much fun getting here - yet, somehow, I still feel the best is yet to come - thank you all for your love , support & sense of humour - let’s keep a good thing going - to the next 33 xx pic.twitter.com/OkF8nW1HpV
— Tom Felton (@TomFelton) September 22, 2021
In a statement, the PGA of America said: "In today's Ryder Cup Celebrity Match, actor and musician Tom Felton experienced a medical incident on the course while participating for Europe.
"He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No further details are available."
The 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup gets underway later on Friday. The historic tournament sees Europe take on the USA every two years in a team event, and is famous for its partisan atmosphere and passionate support from fans.
— Ryder Cup (@rydercup) September 24, 2021
Europe are the current holders having won the tournament in Paris in 2018, but go into this year's edition as underdogs, taking on a USA side featuring eight of the world's top 10 players.