Bobby Locke's family found dead

The surviving wife of Legendary South African golfer Bobby Locke has been found dead with her daughter

Bobby Locke's family found dead

The South African golfing community is shocked over the sudden death of Mary and Caroline Locke, wife and daughter of legendary golfer Bobby Locke.
Published reports attributed police spokesman Captain Lungelo Dlamini as saying they were unsure of what killed Mary Locke, 80, and her daughter Carol, 40, but did not suspect that a crime had been committed.

The two were found in their flat Monday.

"It is difficult to express the great sense of disbelief over the deaths of Mary and Caroline Locke," said Louis Martin, chief executive of the Southern Africa Tour. "It is a tremendous shock for the entire golfing community. Mary will be remembered for her continued efforts at preserving the memory of her husband, Bobby. Our thoughts are with the family,"

Locke, a rare golfing genius, sprung to fame when he won the SA Open and SA Amateur titles in 1935, at the age of 17.
Locke, famous for his unusual putting stroke, plus-fours and trademark white cap, became the first South African to win the British Open Championship in 1949. He would win the prestigious event three more times -- in 1950, 1952 and 1957 -- and would be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1976.

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