Euro Tour event continues after caddie dies during Madeira Islands Open
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European Tour event continues after caddie dies during Madeira Islands Open



European Tour caddie Iain McGregor died during Sunday's final round of the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal. Working the bag of Alastair Forsyth, McGregor, 52, collapsed on the ninth hole -- the final hole of Forsyth's round.

The tournament was suspended by European Tour officials. Play later resumed after consulting with players and caddies on whether or not the event should continue. A moment of silence was held before the resumption of play at 6 p.m. local time.

The tournament had already been shortened to 36 holes because of numerous fog delays.

Several players were incredulous that the event would continue on Sunday.

 

Others, including Gary Player, simply paid tribute.

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