Sam Workman, reigning caddy Charles Schwab Cup Champion Steven Alker passed away suddenly on Monday, less than a week after his cancer diagnosis was announced, Alker confirmed on social media. He was 55 years old.

Alker released a statement on Instagram confirming Workman’s passing, which he said was «sudden.»

Steven Alker of New Zealand, left, celebrates on the 18th hole with his caddy Sam Workman after winning the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Golf Club on May 1, 2022 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Riley/Getty Images)

«Words cannot describe the sudden passing of Sam Workman from his fight against cancer on February 6, 2023. You will be missed by many. It has been a privilege to walk the streets with you ‘my man,'» Alker wrote on Instagram. caption.

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«Our deepest condolences to Sam’s family and closest friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief.»

Steven Alker of New Zealand and his caddy Sam Workman, right, hold the Charles Schwab Cup on the 18th green after the final round of the PGA TOUR Champions Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club on June 13. November 2022 in Phoenix.

Steven Alker of New Zealand and his caddy Sam Workman, right, hold the Charles Schwab Cup on the 18th green after the final round of the PGA TOUR Champions Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club on June 13. November 2022 in Phoenix. (Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Alker has been associated with Workman since 2019. Since working together, Alker has won five tournaments in the PGA Tour Championship and recently received the Charles Schwab Cup in 2022.

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«Sam Workman has been so much more than a professional golf caddy to me over the last four years,» Alker said on social media last week.

«He’s been a friend, a motivator, a decision maker and a fighter. We’ve had some tough times and lately some really good ones. He’s been like a big brother to me since we first connected in 2019.»

Steven Alker of New Zealand hugs caddy Sam Workman after winning the Charles Schwab Cup following the final round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club on November 13, 2022 in Phoenix.

Steven Alker of New Zealand hugs caddy Sam Workman after winning the Charles Schwab Cup following the final round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club on November 13, 2022 in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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According to an obituary, Workman began playing golf with his father and grandfather at age 6. He is survived by his mother, Kathy Young, his sister, Michele Workman, and many beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles.

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