Ian MacGregor dies of heart attack

Sunday, May 11, 2014
SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands -- European Tour officials say caddie Ian MacGregor has died after suffering an apparent heart attack during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open.



The 52-year-old MacGregor was caddying for Alastair Forsyth of Scotland when he collapsed on the ninth fairway -- Forsyth's final hole.

The European Tour said in a statement that "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."

The tournament, which had already been cut to 36 holes because of fog delays, was suspended but resumed following consultations with players and caddies. Daniel Brooks won the tournament in a playoff.

Gary Player was among those who paid tribute to MacGregor on Twitter, writing:



RIP Big Mac. You will be missed. My condolences

- Gary Player (@garyplayer) May 11, 2014

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ESPN.com senior golf analyst Michael Collins discusses the tragic death of caddie Ian MacGregor, who suffered an apparent heart attack during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open. MacGregor was 52 years old.
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