Former World Cup winner Wayne Westner commits suicideJanuary 4, 2017 News & Tour
The 55-year-old has died following an incident at his home in South Africa
Former professional golfer Wayne Westner has committed suicide following a hostage situation at his home in Pennington, South Africa.
Westner, who won the South African Open twice, is best known for his 1996 World Cup victory alongside Ernie Els and reached 40th in the Official World Golf Rankings during his playing career.
Sad day, our friend Wayne Westner passed today. Great memories thank you my friend.
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) January 4, 2017
SAPS spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said: “An inquest was opened after a man allegedly shot himself in front of his wife at Pennington area today”.
“Wayne Brett Westner died in a shooting incident at the Gwala Gwala Estate in Rahle Road‚ Pennington at about 8am. His body was removed to the KZN Medico-Legal Mortuary in Park Rynie for a post mortem examination.”