Golf champion killed after car hit by runaway truck

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The man who inflicted the biggest ever defeat of Tiger Woods has died after a horror accident.

to win the biggest pay cheque of his career, was killed when a truck slammed into his SUV while he was stopped in a line of vehicles on a central Florida road for a construction crew, authorities said., was unresponsive when emergency responders in Polk City found him. He was taken to a hospital where he died. His wife, Donna, 49, was also in the vehicle and was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

He had rotator cuff surgery in 1992 that sent him bouncing around mini-tours and trips to PGA Tour qualifying school to keep his card. He also had surgery on both elbows, and he won his first tournament at the 2004 Texas Open. Piggott will be remembered for being one of the greatest jockeys of all time. He was champion jockey in England 11 times and rode his first winner at the age of 12 and his last a few weeks short of his 59th birthday.

 

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