Less than a week removed from a similar incident in Paris that left a Ryder Cup fan without vision in her right eye, Tyrrell Hatton struck a fan during this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship that bloodied another fan’s face.
Playing the 15th hole at Kingsbarns, Hatton hit a tee shot offline and it made first contact with a female spectator’s head.
Watching golf becoming a dangerous spectator sport, second incident in a few days. A spectator who was hit with Tyrell Hatton's tee shot at the 15th hole is taken by buggy back to the medical centre for treatment during day one at Kingsbarns Golf Course, St Andrews @PA pic.twitter.com/3UhBuUaef6
— Richard Ainsworth (@RCAINSWORTH) October 4, 2018
Hatton spoke to the woman after she regained her footing. She was treated by paramedics before taking a cart to the on-course medical center.
The woman was photographed looking in good spirits, but with a large mark on her forehead where the golf ball struck her.
Brooks Koepka struck a spectator at last week’s Ryder Cup, which resulted in a loss of vision for the victim. She plans to sue the Ryder Cup organizers as a result.