Jeff Maggert’s brother died in a small plane accident in Colorado:
Jeff Maggert withdrew from The Players Championship, telling tournament officials that his brother died in a small plane crash in Colorado en route to his son’s college graduation.
The Gilpin County (Colo.) Sheriff’s office said one man died and a 23-year-old passenger was injured Thursday afternoon when the single-engine plane crashed into a snowy mountain in Black Hawk, about 40 miles west of Denver.
Jeff Maggert, seen here at a tournament in March, left The Players Championship after his brother was killed in a plane crash in Colorado on Thursday.
Maggert told the PGA Tour that his older brother, Barry Maggert, died in the crash.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and his family,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said.
Barry Maggert was on his way to Boulder for his son’s graduation from the University of Colorado. He had 23-year-old twin sons, Leen and Bryant. Gilpin County officials were waiting for the family arrive to release the name of the passenger.