Caddie Collapses And Rushed To Hospital At AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The caddie was taken to Montage Health for evaluation after he collapsed on the 11th hole at Pebble Beach

Waves crash against the left hand side of the 18th hole at Pebble Beach
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During Friday's second round play at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a caddie for one of the amateurs unfortunately collapsed as the group of PGA Tour players, Beau Hossler and Max McGreevy, walked up the 11th hole. 

Thankfully, medics at the tournament performed CPR and emergency maneuvers on the caddie, who hasn't been named due to privacy concerns. He eventually put on a stretcher and taken away by an ambulance. Not long after, the PGA Tour released a statement that revealed the caddie had been rushed to Montage Health for evaluation. 

Hossler and Nelson chat on the 13th green during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Hossler and Nelson talk on the 13th green during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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Visibly shaken by the ordeal, the group were allowed to step aside and return to the clubhouse, with the statement adding that: "At the direction of the PGA Tour Rules Committee, the players in that group paused play during the medical emergency and will be allowed to warm up and resume their rounds shortly."

According to Sports Illustrated, Lukas Nelson, a CEO and the second amateur in the group stated that: “With my perspective, it seemed like we'd lost him. I turned around, he's on the ground, and ran over to him and turned him over and he didn't have a lot of color.”

Harry Higgs, who was in the group behind Hossler and McGreevy, described what he saw on the 11th, with the American stating: "I was standing on the tee. They looked like they were 250 yards away, maybe even less, 200 yards away, and they were hammering away CPR on the gentleman. It was weird. We teed off on 11 and once I got up there and saw the group that the caddie was in, they were off to the side and they were obviously very emotional. Hugging each other. I called a rules official over and just wanted to like, Is this okay? I don't want to be rude and keep going. It's like golf doesn't matter at all now, right?"

Higgs hits a tee shot at Pebble Beach

Higgs currently sits three shots back of leader, Kurt Kitayama

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The incident at Pebble Beach occurs just weeks after American football player, Damar Hamlin, collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals game.

Speaking after his second round, Higgs, who was eventually told that the caddie's situation had improved, added that it “takes a weight off your shoulders", with the 31-year-old stating that "none of us have ever had to deal with that. No one in the NFL had ever had to deal with what happened, what, six, seven weeks ago. So there is no playbook. There is nothing to do.”

For the rest of the round, Higgs said the remainder of day had an eerie vibe, commenting that “there was no energy, no juice on any of the holes coming in. Fortunately, we got some good news and kept going. I hope there's more good news in the coming hours and days. Just a very difficult and kind of a first and, hopefully, a last.”

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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