Prudhomme shook his shirt sleeve and a .22-caliber bullet fell to the ground, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office said.
Deputies believe Prudhomme was hit by a falling bullet, probably shot about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from somewhere within a 1 1/2 -mile radius of the golf course, said Col. John Fortunato. The celebrated chef didnt require medical attention.
He thought it was a bee sting, Fortunato said. Within five minutes, he was back to doing his thing.
Witnesses said the bullet cut Prudhommes skin and put a hole in his white chefs coat. But Prudhomme continued cooking until he left the course about 3:30 p.m.
Prudhomme was at the course to cook for players, their caddies and guests at the annual PGA Tour event, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.