Angela Bennett, wife of Matt Kuchar's caddie, dies unexpectedly
Angela Bennett, the wife of veteran PGA Tour caddie Lance Bennett, died suddenly on Wednesday. Her death was from natural causes, according to a report on PGATour.com, though no other details were announced.
"This is a very difficult time for our family, but we appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the caddies, players and entire golf community," Bennett said in a statement released by Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports. Bennett is world No. 4 Matt Kuchar's caddie, and Steinberg is Kuchar's agent.
"Sybi (Kuchar's wife), the boys and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to Lance and (Bennett's 4-year-old daughter) Emma Grace during this devastating time," Kuchar said in a statement. "Angela was a cherished friend, a wonderful wife and a loving mother who made a major impact on all who were lucky enough to know her, and she will be greatly missed."
The caddies at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship will hand out black caps for players and caddies to wear during the first round on Friday as part of their tribute to Angela.
Kuchar is still planning to play in this second FedExCup playoff event, with Brian Reed substituting for Bennett, according to the Golf Channel.
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