Bryson DeChambeau hits spectator with first shot at Ryder Cup after firing up fans with driver as Team USA star makes rollercoaster start
Golf fans saw every side of Bryson DeChambeau within minutes of his Ryder Cup beginning on Friday.
But one fan was a little too close to the drama as the American’s first tee shot struck her square on the shin.
Benched for the morning foursomes, big-hitting DeChambeau wasted no time pulling his driver for his first shot of the tournament in the afternoon four-balls.
A rowdy home crowd went wild as the golfer took aim at the 1st green with a monster drive.
DeChambeau doesn’t care much for accuracy and his opening drive smashed a female spectator on the leg before settling in a treacherous spot.
However, with Team USA needing a birdie to halve the hole, DeChambeau produced a stunning escape from the rough and holed the putt, carding a rollercoaster opening birdie.
The 28-year-old’s unorthodox approach to golf splits opinion, but it’s rarely dull, and all of that was on show in the opening hole.
DeChambeau has been criticised for failing to shout ‘fore’ when his wild drives venture off-line – and there did not appear to be any warning for the unsuspecting woman in the crowd today.
The spectator was lucky the 350-yard strike avoided her head, while reports suggest she suffered no serious injury.