Arnold Palmer 'feeling fine'

Updated: August 26, 2014, 12:16 PM ET
By Bob Harig |

Arnold Palmer is counting down the days until he can play golf again.

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Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesArnold Palmer, who had successful pacemaker implant surgery Aug. 18, hopes to be on the golf course in "12 days."

Palmer, who turns 85 on Sept. 10, is back in his office this week near his Latrobe, Pennsylvania, home after having successful pacemaker implant surgery Aug. 18 in Pittsburgh.

The procedure was done to correct an abnormal heartbeat.

Palmer, who remains active in his course design business and hosts a PGA Tour event in Orlando, Florida, called the Arnold Palmer Invitational, said in a phone interview that "I'm back and feeling fine."

As for playing golf?

"Twelve days," he said. "My back has been bothering me some, but this has more to do with the swing and the fact that the pacemaker is in my shoulder. They don't want me to disrupt the wiring that is in there. So I'll wait for the doctors to say it's OK."

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