United Arab Emirates — A caddie was pronounced dead after
he collapsed at the Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday,
forcing the suspension of the first round and shortening the
Ladies European Tour event to 54 holes.
European Tour said play was suspended at 10.30 a.m. on
Wednesday after the caddie, who was not identified,
collapsed on the 13th fairway. It said the caddie was
immediately attended to by an on-site medical team and was
taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
executive Ivan Khodabakhsh says "everyone at the Ladies
European Tour is extremely shocked and saddened today by
this sudden death and therefore we have taken the decision
to suspend first-round play as a mark of respect."