Monday, April 8, 2019

Golfer Arie Irawan, 28, Dies In Hotel Room

Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan is dead. He died in his hotel room aged 28 while competing at a tournament in China, with "early indications" suggesting it was due to natural causes.

Irawan missed the cut at the Sanya Championship but remained on the island, according to a statement on the PGA Tour Series China's website.

As recounted by the governing body, his roommate Kevin Techakanokboon -- getting ready for the final round -- noticed Irawan wasn't moving in his bed Sunday and called another player for assistance.

Later, local emergency services arrived but after 45 minutes of trying to revive Irawan, he was pronounced dead.