Pieters' wayward drive hits girlfriend in back

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Thomas Pieters may have tied for second at last week's Genesis Open, but he had some explaining to do after one shot in particular.

The emerging European Tour star sprayed one drive right off the tee and nailed a spectator directly in the back. That spectator ... Pieters' girlfriend.

Luckily, she was OK and was able to laugh about it with her boyfriend when he came by looking for his ball:

h/t to A.J. Ramirez