Former caddie to LPGA Tour star dies suddenly aged 39

Tour caddie Kevin McAlpine, who worked for LPGA star Lexi Thompson and was married to Anna Nordqvist, has died suddenly at the age of 39. 

Former caddie to LPGA Tour star dies suddenly aged 39

Lexi Thompson's former caddie on the LPGA Tour, Kevin McAlpine, has died suddenly at the age of 39, according to a report. 

Per The Courier, the looper is said to have been 'unwell' but his family believed he was on the mend. 

His father Hamish told the paper: "We can confirm that Kevin has passed away in America. We are completely in the dark about what has happened. It is true that he has been unwell but we believed he was on the mend."

He added:

"There is to be an autopsy and at the moment there is very little we can say. We really don't want to talk about this at this stage. As a family we are completely devastated. You can imagine how we are feeling."

McAlpine was a former Scottish amateur champion. He previously worked for LPGA Tour star Thompson. Based out of Arizona, he also looped for Martin Laird and Amy Yang. 

While he was working for Thompson he met Anna Nordqvist in 2017. The couple got married four years later but the Swedish golfer recently confirmed they were divorcing in a social media post and asked for privacy. 

Nordqvist wrote: "To avoid speculations and more questions – I am in the middle of a divorce. I please ask for continued respect and privacy while I'm managing this difficult time." 

Bunkered have reported she has withdrawn from this week's LPGA Tour event in South Korea to fly back to the U.S. 

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