Karl Tucker, golf coach at Brignam Young University, was listed in stable condition after suffering a stroke Friday morning, officials said.
Tucker, 62, who has coached BYU golf team since 1961, was in stable but guarded condition in the intensive care unit of The Woodlands Community Hospital north of Houston, a spokeswoman said.BYU Athletic Director Glen Tuckett said Tucker suffered "a partial stroke." The coach suffered no paralysis but had slurred speech, Tuckett said in a statement issued in Provo, Utah.
Tucker's players, who are participating in the Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational at the 7,045-yard, par 72 TPC Course at The Woodlands, became concerned about their coach early Friday morning when he failed to answer their repeated knocks, said Duke Butler, executive director of the Houston Golf Association.
The players called the hotel management to open the door and found Tucker "having some trouble," he said. An ambulance took Tucker to the hospital at about 6:45 a.m.
The BYU golf team went ahead and played in the tournament which ends Saturday, Butler said.