Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room aged 28 while competing at a tournament in China on Sunday. He appears to have died from 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. His roommate Kevin Techakanokboon noticed Irawan wasn’t moving in his bed Sunday and called another player for assistance. Local emergency services arrived but after 45 minutes of trying to revive Irawan, he was pronounced dead. The final round of the tournament was canceled after Irwan’s death.