Austrian Max Zechmann, a former caddie on the European Tour, collapsed on the 13th fairway at Emirates Golf Club and received on-site treatment from the medical team before being taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The 55-year-old Zechmann is understood to have retired in 2014 and settled in Dubai. Among his former players are Austrian Marcus Brier.
Here, we picked out tweets from stunned friends of Max.
Sad to hear about big Max in Dubai. Thoughts with his family & friends— Richie Ramsay (@RamsayGolf) December 7, 2016
Praying for the family and friends of the caddie. It just shows you that there's so much more to life than a good or bad round https://t.co/Tizleg3nc0— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) December 7, 2016
Sad news out of Dubai. My first ever Caddie, Max Zechmann, passed away today doing what he loved most. RIP Max, you will be missed!!!— Sebastian Heisele (@SHeisele) December 7, 2016
Very sad to hear of the passing of Max Zechmann whilst caddying on Euro Ladies Tour. A kind man and much-liked on Eurotour. RIP.— Tony Johnstone (@TonyJohnstone56) December 7, 2016
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