TRAGEDY struck the European Tour today when caddy Ian MacGregor, 52, died of a heart attack.
Zimbabwean MacGregor, known as ‘Zim Mac’ and caddy for Scotland’s Alistair Forsyth, suffered cardiac arrest on the 9th fairway while the players competed in the Madeira Islands Open.
In a statement, the European Tour said: ”It is with great sadness and deep regret that we report the untimely passing of caddie Ian MacGregor during play on the final day of the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
"Everyone at The European Tour extends our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Ian at this time.
“Following consultation with the players and caddies involved, however, it has been decided that play should continue and the tournament should finish.
”A minute’s silence has taken place at the clubhouse and play resumed at 6.00pm local time. All administration will be taken care of by The European Tour and we will help in any way possible.”
Our thoughts are with MacGregor's family and friends at this sad time.