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    ESPN reporter struck, injured by errant Jon Rahm tee shot at PGA

    ESPN reporter Sage Steele was struck and injured by an errant Jon Rahm tee shot on the par-4 third gap at Southern Hills.

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    ESPN reporter Sage Steele was struck and injured by an errant Jon Rahm tee shot at Southern Hills on Thursday, in line with a report from Geoff Shackelford.

    Steele was struck within the face by the ball after Rahm hooked his tee shot left of the golf green on the par-4 third gap. An eyewitness advised Shackelford they noticed Steele “on the bottom, holding her nostril, mouth or chin space” and her palms [were] “lined in blood.”

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    Video on the PGA Championship’s web site, which is broadcasting each shot hit throughout the match, reveals Rahm yelling “fore left!” after hanging the shot. Nonetheless, the ball ended up bouncing out into the center of the golf green, presumably after ricocheting off Steele.

    The printed made no point out of the incident.

    In line with the New York Submit, Steele was briefly hospitalized after the incident and now could be recovering at house in Connecticut.

    On Day 2 of the match, PGA Tour-winner Aaron Sensible was additionally struck by a wayward tee shot at Southern Hills. Joel Dahmen, who performed alongside Sensible for the primary 36 holes of the occasion, advised Patacon.org’s Dylan Dethier that Sensible took a shot to the top when trying right down to establish his ball within the tough on No. 7.

    “I believe he bent down to take a look at my ball after which the ball hit him within the head,” Dahmen mentioned. “You can hear it. All of the spectators heard it. It was loud.”

    Sensible was visibly shaken after the incident, however opted to complete out the rest of his second spherical. He fired a 72 on Friday and can transfer onto the weekend after posting one over by means of 36 holes.

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