Fist round play of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters was suspended after a caddie collapses and dies out on the Emirates Gold Club course.
Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh announced to the media;
“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.”
Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAI said;
“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.”
Round one play will resume on Thursday morning, with the tournament now to be played over 54 holes.