PGA Tour caddie dies of heart attack

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 Sunday at the

McGladrey Classic 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.”