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Euro Tour Caddie Ian MacGregor Dies On-Course
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/13/14
Ian MacGregor (pictured at right during much happier times), a Zimbabwe native and caddie for European Tour player Alistair Forsythe, collapsed from a heart attack and died on Sunday.

The 52-year-old was on the ninth hole at Clube de Golf Santa da Serra during the second (and final) round of the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open. The tournament had already been delayed and reduced to 36 holes by fog.

Some fans attempted to verbally slap the European Tour for not cancelling the event altogether, but Tour officials consulted with both players and caddies, including Forsythe. They held a minute of silence for MacGregor before continuing through to the end of the round. Afterward, Forsythe had this to say:
"Everybody is in shock. To see that happen to someone in front of your eyes — I don't know how or when you get over that.

"Myself and playing partners Adam (Gee) and Tano (Goya) met Tournament Officials and spoke to George O'Grady on the phone before taking the decision to play on, because we felt that was what Mac would have wanted.

"He was a guy I've known for 15 years and was very popular amongst the caddies. Obviously my thoughts go out to his family at this time. For something like this to happen so suddenly is so sad.

"He was far too young for this to happen. He was the life and soul of the caddies' lounge and a nice guy who will be sorely missed. I'm absolutely numb."
Golfers both legendary and less-prominent expressed their condolences on Twitter, including Gary Player, Pablo Larrazábal, Richie Ramsey, Paul Lawrie, Mikko Ilonen, and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño.

In the end, English golfer Daniel Brooks prevailed in playoff over Scott Henry. To his credit, Brooks prefaced his joy over winning by acknowledging the sadness over the death of MacGregor:
"It's great to get a win, but it's not nice to do it in these circumstances. It's horrible what happened out there, so my condolences go out to all of his family.

"I'm over the moon to have won on The European Tour, but I played good golf for the last few days, so I'm happy with that."



Likewise, we at SkyGolf offer our thoughts and prayers to MacGregor's family (especially his daughter Carmen), his friends, and his colleagues.

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