Sydney Herald inappropriately makes light of caddie McGregor's death
European Tour Golf Culture

Sydney Herald inappropriately makes light of caddie McGregor’s death


SHARE THIS STORY

Just days after the sudden and unfortunate passing of European Tour caddie Iain McGregor following an on-course heart attack in Portugal, a cartoon in the Sydney Herald appears to have made fun of the tragedy.

sydney-herald-cartoon

Several tweets were sent on Wednesday morning with a picture of a cartoon attributed to the paper. In the drawing, McGregor is lying on the green of the ninth hole where his heart attack happened, with a player saying to another, "Remember, you have to play it where it lies," referring to McGregor being in the way of the second player's shot.

getimage



sydney-herald-cartoon


McGregor, 52, was caddying for Alastair Forsyth on Sunday at the Madeira Islands Open when the heart attack happened on their final hole of the round. After the incident, play was stopped before resuming after a moment of silence, upsetting a number of European Tour players.

SUBSCRIBE & WIN A TEAM USA BRIDGESTONE GOLF PACK!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter* in September will be entered to win USA headcover set and 3 dozen Tour B golf balls of your choice! (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]thegolfnewsnet.com

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment