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Officials: Spectator dies at U.S. Open at Erin Hills

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ERIN (WLUK) -- A spectator at the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills has died, officials say.

The Washington County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene around 2:00 p.m. Friday.

According to deputies, the 94-year-old man died while at the event. The man appeared to have died of natural causes.

The United States Golf Association (USGA) released the following statement:

“The USGA was saddened to learn that a spectator at Erin Hills passed away a short time ago. Out of respect for the family, we are unable to provide additional information at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with those surrounding this individual during this difficult time.”



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