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Tom Felton: Harry Potter star suffers ‘medical incident’ during golf tournament

Written by on 24 September 2021

Tom Felton has been carried off a US golf course after appearing to collapse during a celebrity tournament.

The Harry Potter star, who celebrated his 34th birthday on Wednesday, had been playing a two-person scramble competition made up of sport and entertainment celebrities ahead of the Ryder Cup.

Shortly after the conclusion of his match at Whistling Straits, where the Europe v United States golf showdown will be held this weekend, he appeared shaky and pale.

Actor Tom Felton is helped after collapsing on the 18th hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis. Pic: AP Image: Felton was taken from the course in a golf cart. Pic: AP

Surrounded by other players, volunteers and officials, he was helped to his feet and driven away on a golf cart for medical evaluation.

The PGA of America said in a statement: “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.”

Actor Tom Felton poses for a special preview opening of Image: Felton, pictured in 2016, played the villainous Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films

Felton had been playing alongside Olympian Dan Jansen and hockey players Teemu Selanne and Mike Eruzione.

Earlier, he had delighted Harry Potter fans in the crowd by briefly pretending to use his golf club as a broomstick.

Felton played the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films for more than a decade.

Malfoy was Harry Potter’s cunning wizardly rival in the popular saga based on JK Rowling’s novels.

British-born Felton was also in the movie From The Rough, which tells the story of the first woman to coach a men’s Division I golf team.