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Hall of Fame Carnoustie Golf Links Caddie Dies Suddenly at age 59

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Martin Roy (left) caddied for several high-profile figures, including George H.W. Bush.

Martin Roy, a legendary caddie and the first non-American to be inducted into the Professional Caddie Association of America Hall of Fame, died earlier this week.

Roy, 59, was Carnoustie’s caddie master and was Caddiemaster of the Year by Golf Tourism Scotland in 2008 and 2011. He won similar awards from the SIGTOA from 1999 to 2004 as well as in 2006.

“Monday was a sad day for everyone at Carnoustie Golf Links when we heard the news that Martin had passed away,” Graeme Duncan, the general manager of Carnoustie, told the Guide and Gazette. “He was an excellent caddie master who took a real pride in his work. He has been around as caddie master for so long that it will take us a while to adjust.”

The Daily Record reports that Roy died suddenly.

Roy caddied for several high-profile figures, including astronaut Neil Armstrong and President George H.W. Bush.

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