Tributes have poured in for Gordon Brand Jnr, the two-time Ryder Cup star, who has passed away at the age of 60.
News of the Scot’s death broke this morning
Sam Torrance was amongst the first to pay tribute to his friend and former European teammate.
Heart broken to hear of the passing of Gordon Brand Jnr one of my dearest friends for over 40 years, I will miss you RIP— Sam Torrance (@torrancesam) August 1, 2019
Other high-profile stars added their own tributes.
I remember years ago asking Gordon Brand Jnr if he had any regrets; ‘My Ryder Cups say not’, was his response. At the time I didn’t like it, and thought he was a miserable old man. Turned out he was just proud, and rightly so. Thanks to Gordon for teaching me something. RIP.— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) August 1, 2019
Today such a terribly sad day. Gordon Brand Jr, one of Scotland’s greatest Ryder Cup players, will be missed by so many. Sending my condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/1FSl9pVaGt— Colin Montgomerie (@montgomeriefdn) August 1, 2019
Very sad to hear of the passing of Gordon Brand junior was always good fun and was a proper player RIP junior pic.twitter.com/vgIsn9NTWf— Paul Lawrie (@PaulLawriegolf) August 1, 2019
Really sad to hear the news Gordon Brand Jnr has passed away RIP— Stephen Gallacher (@stevieggolf) August 1, 2019
Dreadful news about Gordon Brand Jnr.Fantastic guy and golfer, one of the great characters of our sport.Deepest sympathies to all his family. Live is short folks,enjoy it.— Gary murphy (@Garymurphy62) August 1, 2019
European Tour veterans Tony Johnstone, Peter Barber and Juan Quiros also tweeted their shock and sadness at the news
Terribly sad news this morning of the sudden passing of Gordon Brand Jnr. One of the tour’s real characters with whom we all had so many laughs. So long buddy and rest in peace. You’ll be missed.— Tony Johnstone (@TonyJohnstone56) August 1, 2019
That is such such sad news. He was one hell of a player and a top top bloke. Great humour. My thoughts are with all his family. The game and all you mates will miss you Gordon. RIP x— Peter Barber (@dgcpro) August 1, 2019
Mark Crane, a top Scottish caddie working on the European Tour, and comedian Andy Cameron also paid their own tributes.
Dreadful news of the passing Gordon Brand Jr. played with him in several Pro-Ams in the 80s. An absolute gent and great https://t.co/bVhYcpa1YO in Peace Gordon.— Andy Cameron MBE (@andycameron1940) August 1, 2019
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