Golf World Pays Tribute To John Paramor

There was sad news in the golf world this week when one of the game’s most respected referees, John Paramor, died at the age of 67.

Paramor worked as a referee for 44 years on the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) before retiring in 2020, and in that time built a reputation as one of the best in the game.

Not surprisingly, the news that he had passed away on Friday due to an unspecified illness left the golf world shocked and saddened. PGA Tour players wore black ribbons to honour him during the third round of the Genesis Invitational, while a minute’s silence was held before the start of the third round of the Thailand Classic on the DP World Tour.

Officials observed a minute’s silence at the Thailand Classic to honour John Paramor

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Many key figures in the game paid personal tributes to the Englishman, too. Following Tiger Woods’ second round at Riviera Country Club, the 15-time Major winner spoke to the press and expressed his shock at the news, describing Paramor as one of the all-time best rules officials.

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