Tragedy has struck the PGA Tour Latinoamerica again as caddie Alberto Olguin sadly collapsed and died during an event.
According to a press statement released by the tour, Olguin was caddying for Manuel Torres during the first round of the Dev Series Final when he collapsed on the 9th tee box. It was Torres' last hole of the day.
The statement said that emergency personnel arrived on the course to give Olguin CPR. He collapsed at 4 pm Eastern time and he was pronounced dead at 4.57 pm.
Olguin died in a hospital in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The PGA Tour Latinoamerica have said that they will honour Olguin soon.
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Comunicado Oficial de PGA TOUR Latinoamérica sobre el fallecimiento del caddie Alberto Olguín.— PGATOURLA (@PGATOURLA) October 7, 2021
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica statement about the death of caddie Alberto Olguín. pic.twitter.com/PijNZCobNy
Torres admirably continued to play in the Dev Series Final. He shot a 3-under-par 69 on Friday but shot a pair of 73's at the weekend to finish in tied 39th place. The tournament was won by Roland Massimino.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time in 2021 that the tour has been struck by such a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
A Colombian caddie named Jose Edgar Preciado suffered a fatal heart attack at his hotel after the second round of the Latinoamerica tour's Holcim Colombia Classic in Bucaramanga.