The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters taking place at Emirates Golf club had play suspended and the tournament shortened to 54 holes as the caddie of the caddie of Anne-Lise Caudall died after been taking to hospital with a heat issue. Ladies European Tour (LET) initially suspended play at the Majlis at Emirates Golf Club at 10.30am, after he collapsed on the par-5 13th. His death was confirmed by the LET in a statement at 12.10pm. The caddie’s identity was not released.
Statement from the Ladies European Tour
“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. On behalf of our membership, we offer heartfelt condolences to the individual’s family and loved ones.”
Ivan Khodabakhsh, chief executive of the LET
Statement from the CEO of Golf in Dubai
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of this caddie. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.”
Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAI