Dubai Ladies Masters suspended after caddie’s on course death

The Dubai Ladies Masters has been suspended after the death of a caddie occurred mid round.

Max Zechmann was caddieing for France’s Anne-Lise Caudal when he collapsed on the 13th fairway at the Emirates Golf Club. On-site medics attended to him before he was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The Daily Mail is reporting the cause of death as a heart attack.

Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh said:

“Everyone at the Ladies European Tour is extremely shocked and saddened 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.”

Carly Booth, the 24-year-old Scot playing alongside two-time LET winner Caudal and US star Blair O’Neal, described the experience as “horrendous”.

Paige Spirinac tweeted about the tragedy as well, along with other saddened professionals.

Very sad news.