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PGA Tour caddie Scott Steele dies of heart attack

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - Scott Steele, a popular PGA Tour caddie who worked for Larry Mize when he won the 1987 Masters, has died of a heart attack. He was 55.

The PGA Tour said Steele had a heart attack Oct. 14 in the parking lot at the Greater Hickory Golf Classic, where he was working for Kirk Triplett. He was placed in a medically-induced coma to help his recovery. Steele died Friday night.

Players, officials and caddies wore black ribbons at the McGladrey Classic on Sunday in his honor.

``It didn't matter if you were a major champion or a Monday qualifier, you always got his best game,'' Triplett said. ``He may be gone but he will continue to be an inspiration to me and many others for a long time to come.''

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