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.
Cant believe they are going to keep playing in Madeira... Live is more important than golf... #RIPmac
— Pablo Larrazabal (@plarrazabal) May 11, 2014
Can't believe that they are sending out players to finish the 2nd and final round when someone just died on the course!!! #RIPiainMcgregor
— Joel Sjöholm (@SwedishTORO) May 11, 2014
— Mikko Ilonen (@MikkoIlonen) May 11, 2014
Others, including Gary Player, simply paid tribute.
RIP Big Mac. You will be missed. My condolences
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) May 11, 2014