Swings at golfer who played on

Written By Unknown on Senin, 12 Mei 2014 | 23.40

Game goes on ... Alastair Forsyth of Scotland (C), talks to fellow golfers after has caddie Ian McGregor tragically died on the 9th Fairway during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open. Source: Mark Runnacles / Getty Images

SCOTLAND'S Alastair Forsyth has defended his decision to finish his round of golf after his caddie died of a heart attack on the 9th hole.

Forsyth was playing his final hole at the Madeira Islands Open when his caddie Iain McGregor suffered a fatal heart attack.

A suspension of play was announced but officials decided that the tournament should go on. England's Daniel Brooks beat Scotland's Scott Henry on the first playoff hole.

"Everybody is in shock," Forsyth said. "Myself and playing partners Adam (Gee) and Tano (Goya) met tournament officials and spoke to (European Tour chief executive) George O'Grady before taking the decision to play on, because we felt that was what Mac would have wanted. "He was a guy I've known for 15 years and was very popular among the caddies. My thoughts go to his family. For something like this to happen so suddenly is so sad," he said.

"He's was far too young for this to happen. He was the life and soul of the caddies' lounge and a nice guy who will be sorely missed. I'm absolutely numb."

A minutes silence is held on the putting green for caddie Ian McGregor who tragically died on the 9th Fairway at the Madeira Islands Open. Source: Getty Images

Players including Sweden's Joel Sjoholm and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano said tournament organisers should be ashamed to allow play to continue.

The European Tour released a statement extending "our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Iain at this time."

"Following consultation with the players and caddies involved, however, it has been decided that play should continue and the tournament should finish," the statement read. "A minute's silence has taken place at the clubhouse and play resumed at 6pm local time. All administration will be taken care of by The European Tour and we will help in any way possible."

Silence ... Golfers observe a minutes silence for Iain McGregor. Source: Getty Images

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