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Clint saves golf chief from choking

Clint Eastwood has added another starring role to his CV at a golfing tournament - that of life saver.

The screen legend attended a volunteer party on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am PGA Tour event when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking on a piece of cheese. The 83-year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich manoeuvre at the Monterey Conference Centre.

John said the Hollywood actor saved his life. He described how Eastwood immediately saw that he was in trouble and lifted the 202-pound tournament director three times about a foot off the ground.

Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone it was his first time using the Heimlich manoeuvre.

The actor and director is the chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which runs the popular PGA Tour event. He presents the trophy on February 9.

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