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Bryson DeChambeau hits spectator with his first drive at Ryder Cup 2021


Bryson DeChambeau hit a spectator with his opening drive at the Ryder Cup (Picture: Getty)

Bryson DeChambeau accidentally struck an unsuspecting spectator with his first monster drive of this year’s Ryder Cup.

The 28-year-old American will have been desperate to make an impact after missing out on the morning foursomes but this probably wasn’t quite what he had in mind.

Paired with Scottie Scheffler for the afternoon fourballs at Whistling Straits, DeChambeau hit a wayward 330-yard shot in the direction of a group of fans behind the bunker to the left of the green on the first.

Many have criticised DeChambeau for failing to shout ‘fore’ in the past and the female spectator appeared completely oblivious to the fact the ball was hurtling towards her right ankle.

DeChambeau is renowned for his extraordinary power from the tee and there were audible gasps in the crowd as the fan in question clutched her lower leg in agony.

After holing his putt for a half with Tyrrell Hatton, DeChambeau made sure to apologise and the spectator went away with a souvenir to remember the moment in the shape of a ball signed by the 2020 US Open champion.

‘Talked to the Indianapolis woman who was plunked by Bryson Dechambeau’s opening drive,’ LA Times reporter Sam Farmer tweeted shortly after the incident.

‘Thing came screaming in hot after 330 yards and drilled her ankle.

‘She was fine and get a signed golf ball for her efforts. Felt like she won the lottery.’

Later in the day, DeChambeau produced one of the highlights of the afternoon with a stunning 417-yard drive on a 581-yard par 5 as Team USA pushed hard to extend their 3-1 lead over Europe.

Good luck to those competing against DeChambeau at next week’s Long Drive World Championship…

On Europe’s disappointing morning, captain Padraig Harrington said: ‘We had a plan, we stuck to the plan. I thought the players played well this morning. That’s match play.

‘We are hoping for a big afternoon. We definitely stuck with the plan.

‘You want to be involved in some way but I suppose you get your team ready and you have to let them go.

They did play well today, so I’m not unhappy with that. They have done their ‘job. It wasn’t their morning.

‘Let’s hope it’s their afternoon.’


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