Canadian golf reacted quickly to the death Wednesday evening of Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Dan Halldorson, including Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada president Jeff Monday.
“”It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Dan Halldorson, whose lifetime of achievements in Canadian golf both as a player and a builder of what is now the Mackenzie Tour rank him among the greatest contributors to the game in the country’s history,” said Monday.
“As a player, Dan’s record ranks among the best of his generation, including one official PGA Tour victory, seven Mackenzie Tour wins and two victories in the WGC-World Cup for Canada,” he added.
“His contributions to professional golf in Canada, however, go beyond his playing days, including a major role in the creation and later administration as deputy director of the Mackenzie Tour. Our thoughts are with his family at this time,” said Monday.
Other well-known names had Halldorson on their mind, as well.
Such sad news. He was always so great to me and other young Canadian golfers. You will be missed, Dan. RIP https://t.co/v1WFb4srpV
— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) November 19, 2015
Sad to hear Canadian golfers lost a legend today. We will miss you Dan.
— David Hearn (@HearnDavid) November 19, 2015
Thoughts & prayers w/the Halldorson family! Sad news as Dan passed away last night! As genuine a man in professional golf & mentor to many!
— Weirsy (@MikeWeir) November 19, 2015