PETALING JAYA: Malaysian pro golfer Arie Irawan, 28, has died of natural causes at his hotel in Sanya, China. He was taking part in the Sanya Championship, the second event of the 2019 PGA Tour Series-China season.
Aire had had missed the 36-hole cut. PGA Tour officials have cancelled the final round of the Sanya Championship, the tournament becoming a 54-hole event.
The PGA Tour and the China Golf Association have expressed grief over the death their playing member. They also extended their condolences with Arie’s wife, Marina, and his parents, Ahmad and Jeny.
“When something of this magnitude occurs in the golf world, we all grieve at the same time,” they said in a statement.