Bermudian professional golfer Brian Morris, who touched many and inspired the golfing world through his unrelenting battle against advanced brain cancer died today.

The 55-year-old head professional at Ocean View Golf Course passed away today in the presence of family and friends, after his return from hospital overseas yesterday.

Morris revealed the details and depth of his struggle in a feature article in The Royal Gazette in April 2022, which stirred a call of encouragement from the sport’s greatest legend, Jack Nicholas, and stimulated the Professional Golf Association (PGA) to grant Morris an exemption into the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course.

The invitation and consequent participation marked the culmination of a lifelong dream of competing in a PGA Tour event, marking the realisation of a dream for Morris, who drew strength from reggae superstar and cancer victim Bob Marley.

“Sometimes you don’t know just how strong you are until it’s your only option and I learned that from Marley,” Morris shared with TNN during the 2021 event. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice and I’m just realizing that I’m pretty bad (good).”

TNN sends heartfelt condolences to Morris family and friends.

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