Golf news 2021: Jack Newton missing, police search, Newcastle, Alzheimer’s disease

Australian golf legend Jack Newton has been found safe and well after a police search was conducted in Newcastle on Wednesday evening.The Daily Telegraph reported Newton was with friends and family in an apartment on Wharf Road when he suddenly disappeared at approximately 5.30pm local time.The 70-year-old’s family alerted Newcastle City Police District at 9.18pm, sparking a frantic search.Watch LIVE coverage from The USPGA Tour with Fox Sports on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now >According to the report, Newton was found a few blocks away on Derby Street at 9.30pm.Police were told Newton left the building without advising anyone, which understandably concerned friends and family.Jack Newtown (left) in 1975.Source: Getty ImagesNewton won the Buick-Goodwrench Open PGA Tour in 1978, securing 13 professional wins in a stellar career.He survived a freak accident after walking into a plane’s propeller at Sydney Airport in 1983, losing his right arm, an eye and part of his abdomen.The golf icon was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the same disease which claimed his father’s life in his late sixties.