Brooks Koepka shaken after striking fan in face with wayward tee shot

September 28, 2018

Brooks Koepka was visibly shaken after his tee shot on No. 6 sailed into the crowd, injuring a spectator. Koepka, playing alongside partner Tony Finau, hit driver at the short par 4, but pulled his shot left. It struck a female fan just above the eye, according to reports, and she was taken away for medical attention.

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Koepka shouted “Fore left!” after pulling his tee shot.
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According to the SkySports television broadcast, the incident appeared to upset Koepka, as his focus remained with the well-being of the spectator. He went over to check on her and was understandably distracted after the fact.

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Koepka went to check on the fan after hitting a wayward tee shot at No. 6.
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The three-time major champion hit a poor chip from there and went on to bogey the next hole, too.

Koepka and Finau were 1 down to the European team of Jon Rahm and Justin Rose midway through the back nine.