Sport Man who died at U.S. Open spent 'three hours of bliss' at Erin Hills

19:45  19 june  2017
19:45  19 june  2017 Source:   Golf

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The fan who died at the U . S . Open was a decorated veteran of World War II who loved golf and shared it with his wife of 68 years. Patti Loftin and her brother Bill Jacobs attend the final round of the U . S . Open at Erin Hills on Sunday. “We spent three hours of bliss out there,” Bill Jacobs said.

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On Friday during the second round of the U.S. Open, an elderly spectator died at Erin Hills, briefly becoming a national news story. Now details are emerging about the man and the circumstances of his death.

Golfweek caught up with the family of Marshall Jacobs, who spent the last day of his 94 years at Erin Hills, enjoying the game he loved with his son Bill.

According to Golfweek, Jacobs' wife of 68 years, Lucille, passed away on Tuesday of U.S. Open week, so Bill took his ailing father, who was suffering from lingering effects of a hip transplant, to the U.S. Open in their home state on Friday to celebrate the life of their matriarch.

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ERIN , Wis. – A spectator died during Friday’s second round of the U . S . Open at Erin Hills , officials said. At approximately 1:25 p.m., Hartford Rescue personnel and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the grandstand at No. 6 green for a 94-year-old Wauwatosa, Wis., man who was

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Bill and his sister Patti Loftin were at Erin Hills again on Sunday. She told Golfweek of her father, "He loved golf. He loved my mom. He loved his family."

On the day of Marshall's death, he and Bill attended the second round, setting up at the 6th hole for what Bill said was "three hours of bliss."

According to Golfweek, Marshall became unresponsive around 1:20 p.m. CT. medics arrived but did not administer treatment due to a Do Not Resuscitate directive.

"He got to see his favorite golfer (Stricker) make that last putt," Bill Jacobs told Golfweek on Sunday. "Jesus came down and said, 'Hey, Marshall, I'm going to bring you up and reunite you with your wife. Because obviously, you didn't want to spend any more time here."

You can read more about the life of the Jacobs family at Golfweek.com.

This article was originally published on GOLF.com

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