Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died of “apparent natural causes” on Sunday in his hotel room on the Chinese resort island of Hainan, the PGA tour stated in an announcement. He was 28.
Arie, who turned skilled in 2013 and gained two occasions on the Asian Development Tour in 2015, had missed the midway minimize on the Sanya Championship, the second occasion on the PGA Tour China Series.
“The PGA Tour and the China Golf Association grieve at this loss of one of our members and share sincere condolences with Arie’s wife, Marina, and his parents, Ahmad and Jeny,” the PGA tour assertion added.
“When one thing of this magnitude happens in the golf world, all of us grieve on the similar time.
Out of respect for the household, officers cancelled the ultimate spherical of the Sanya Championship, the tournament changing into a 54-hole occasion.”
The coroner’s report had not been accomplished, the assertion stated.
Arie’s golf profession was interrupted in 2016 when he was concerned in an accident on a moped and sidelined for a number of months. He was ranked 1,366th in the world this week.
He married Marina Malek final May and he or she generally labored as his caddie, even when Arie admitted that she didn’t know a lot about golf.
“If I make a bad score she will say ‘it is okay, it is okay’,” he informed Malaysia’s The Star newspaper final 12 months.
“She keeps me calm, relaxed and happy so I just go out there and play golf. That helps me a lot. She has always been there for me through the bad and good times.”