The first round of the Ladies European Tour’s Omega Dubai Ladies Masters has been suspended after a caddie died on the golf course Thursday.
Max Zechmann was caddying for France’s Anne-Lise Caudal, when he collapsed in the 13th fairway at the Emirates Golf Club. On-site medics rushed to the scene and transported him to a local hospital where they pronounced him dead. According to the Daily Mail, the cause of death was a heart attack.
— Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) December 7, 2016
Some players who knew Zechmann took to social media to pay their respects:
Sad day as another caddy passes in Dubai . Big Max ,lovely fella always smiling RIP pic.twitter.com/Z0sfGhbZcQ
— Simon Khan (@simonkhangolf) December 7, 2016
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) December 7, 2016
Dreadful news out of dubai this morning.
Thoughts are with loved ones and everyone involved.@LETgolf
— Thomas Bjørn (@thomasbjorngolf) December 7, 2016