Being a spectator at a golf tournament can be a dangerous endeavor. Friday at The Open, Dustin Johnson hit a man in the face with his approach shot at the par-4 ninth.
That man, though, wasn’t a fan. He was Philip Reid, a golf writer for the Irish Times.
Reid later wrote, “[A]part from the slight cut and the minor swelling, the good news – following a head injury assessment by the medical team in the medical centre – is that there is no serious damage.”
And he got an apology as well as the offensive ball signed by the world No. 1.
Sorry about that! Glad you're okay. https://t.co/XnFwiOw2Rs— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) July 21, 2017
Johnson bogeyed the hole, by the way, in shooting a 2-over 72.