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Golf: European Tour apologises for upset caused after caddie's death

Published on May 17, 2014 7:32 PM
 
Paramedics attend to caddie Ian McGregor as he lies on the grass during the Madeira Golf Open in Santo da Serra on May 11, 2014. The European Tour has apologised to the Caddies Association for the "hurt and upset" caused following the sudden death of bagman Iain 'Mac' McGregor at the Madeira Islands Open on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - The European Tour has apologised to the Caddies Association for the "hurt and upset" caused following the sudden death of bagman Iain 'Mac' McGregor at the Madeira Islands Open on Sunday.

The tour has been criticised for continuing with the Madeira event after the 52-year-old Zimbabwean, caddying for Scotland's Alastair Forsyth, died of a heart attack during the final round.

The tournament was briefly halted but then resumed after discussions with players and bagmen.

Tour chief executive George O'Grady travelled to this week's Spanish Open in Girona to hold talks with the Caddies Association in a meeting that was also attended by Players Tournament Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn.

 
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