Errant Drive Breaks Fan's Nose at Australian Masters

Friday November 20th, 2015
Fred Vuich for Sports Illustrated

At golf tournaments, the action often moves into the gallery. But rarely do errant shots result in scenes as gruesome as what happened at the Australian Masters Thursday.

Steven Bowditch was 5-over and struggling on the par-4 11th hole when his drive strayed left of the fairway and struck a fan in the face, breaking his nose. The shot and ensuing result were caught on television, too.

According to the Daily Mail Australia, the man needed to have his nose re-broken in order to set it.

Here’s the broadcast coverage:

As bad as the injury was, the fan was apparently very determined to miss as little action as possible. He returned to the course for more live viewing on Friday. Talk about resilience.

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