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Newspaper cartoon makes light of caddie death

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Days after a caddie died on the course at the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open, an Australian newspaper has come under fire for reportedly publishing a cartoon making light of the situation.

Ian MacGregor, 52, was caddying for Alistair Forsyth during last week's event when he had a heart attack and collapsed in the ninth fairway during the final round. Tournament officials opted to suspend play for an hour before sending players back out onto the course, with Daniel Brooks ultimately winning the event that had already been shortened to 36 holes.

Several tweets circulated Wednesday in response to a cartoon run by the Herald Sun about the situation. The Melbourne-based newspaper reportedly ran the cartoon above an article questioning the tournament's decision to resume play following MacGregor's death: