Drake Malfoy actor, Tom Felton, collapses during golf exhibition

British actor Tom Felton who is known for his character Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, collapsed while playing at a celebrity golf exhibition on Thursday, 23 September 2021, at the Ryder Cup.

The celebrity Ryder Cup is an 11-hole tournament that is to precede the professionals’ event by a day.

After collapsing on the 18th hole, Felton was placed in a stretcher with the help of emergency personnel and taken out of the course on a golf cart. The Ryder Cup organisers described Felton’s fall as a “medical incident,”  saying that the 34-year-old left to receive treatment at a hospital near Whistling Straits.

However, asides from this, no other information was provided.

Related article: US Catholic school bans Harry Potter books over concern they can conjure ‘evil spirits’.

Before his collapse, Felton was competing on a European squad, consisting of himself, Italian soccer icon Alessandro Del Piero, Basketball Hall of Famer Toni Kukoc, former NHL standout Teemu Selänne, actress Stephanie Szostak and two-time NBA champion Sasha Vujacic.

5 interesting facts about Drake Malfoy actor Tom Felton

Tom Felton
Tom Felton
  1. Thomas Andrew Felton was born on 22 September 1987 in Epsom, Surrey, England to Peter Felton and Sharon Anstey. He was the youngest of four sons.
  2. Felton had an interest in singing during his childhood and this led him to join the school choir. He was later offered a spot in the Guildford Cathedral Choir.
  3. He began his acting career doing adverts for companies such as Commercial Union and Barclaycard. Then, he went on to land his first feature film role in 1997 where he played the role of Peagreen Clock in Peter Hewitt’s The Borrowers.
  4. He has won a series of awards for acting, see list below:
    MTV Movie Award
    2009: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Best Villian
    2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 – Best Villian
    2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Best Cast
    2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Best Cast
    Scream Awards
    2009: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Best Ensemble
  5. Tom Felton was involved with stunt assistant Jade Olivia Gordon from April 2008 until early 2016.

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