Friends of European Tour referee among victims of Paris attacks
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Friends of European Tour referee among victims of Paris attacks

One of the European Tour's rules officials was directly affected by last Friday's horrific terrorist attacks in Paris.

Pascal Vincent, an official on tour for 12 years and who last week was working the European Tour's Q-School, is from the City of Light. He was friends with a pair of restaurant owners among the 129 murdered.

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley did not disclose the names of the victims. However, he did say Vincent "often went there and took European Tour staff members."

At this week's season-ending DP World Tour Championship, players will wear ribbons on their hats in memorial, while the French flag will fly at the clubhouse of Jumeirah Golf Estates' Earth course and on the first tee grandstand.

As a result, the players will wear ribbons on their caps this weekend. We will fly the French flag at the clubhouse and also on the grandstand on the first tee. So it is a tough time that we are all dealing with right now.

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