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Tragedy has once again struck the PGA Tour Latinoamerica following the death of a caddie during this week’s event in Mexico.

According to a press release issued by the tour, Alberto Olguin, the looper for Manuel Torres, collapsed on the ninth tee – Torres’ 18th hole – during Thursday’s first round of the Dev Series Final in Nuevo Vallarta.

“Emergency personnel arrived at the course, performed CPR on Olguin and transported him to a nearby hospital, where he died, pronounced dead at 3.57pm,” added the statement. 

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“PGA Tour Latinoamerica executive director Todd Rhinehart and the entire tour staff extends its sympathy to the Olguin family.”

This is the second such tragedy to hit the tour this year. In June, Colombian caddie Jose Edgar Preciado suffered a fatal heart attack at his hotel after the second round of the Holcim Colombia Classic in Colombia.

Torres returned to the course on Friday and carded a three-under 69, which he backed up with a pair of 73s over the weekend to finish well down the leaderboard. 

The Venezuelan is ranked just inside the world’s top 2,000. 

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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