Golf fan ‘was left with a 3cm wound’ after being hit by Adam Scott at The Open before receiving gift and note from Australian star
- A golf fan was left bloody after being hit by an Adam Scott drive
- Scott sent the ball into a huge crowd on the 18th hole in Liverpool
- The fan received a note and a gift from the 43-year-old Australian
A golf fan fell to the ground and was bloodied after being struck by a shot from Adam Scott at The Open.
Christopher Ineson, 34, took to Twitter to reveal that he received a gift and note from the Australian star after the incident in Liverpool on Thursday.
Ineson, a chef and brewery owner, couldn’t get out of the way despite loud cries of “go” as Scott’s shot from the 18th hole headed into the crowd.
The ball hit him on the head and caused him to fall to the ground. He said he was so stunned that he didn’t recognize Scott, 43, when he approached him to apologize.
“It was an 18 drive, full shot, didn’t bounce,” he told the Telegraph.
A golf fan was left bloody after being hit in the head by an Adam Scott drive
Christopher Ineson received a glove signed by the Australian at The Open
‘I heard the cry of ‘forward’ and everyone ducked. I saw my partner duck and then he hit me right on the back of the head.
Ineson’s friend Rob Tufnell added: “It sounded like a golf ball hitting mud or clay.”
Fan favorite Scott presented him with a signed glove that read, “Sorry buddy.” Ineson was left with a 3cm wound to the back of his head.
He said: ‘It was a real shock. This was supposed to be our day. We both love golf, but my partner is more of a golfer than me, even though I go to the course.
‘We had followed [Tommy] Fleetwood all the way around. We had been around 17 holes and then getting to 18, we were deciding who to go next, maybe Rory, and the next thing I knew he was lying on the ground.
“Obviously the first thing you do is try to get up, but he had like three hands on his head and was like ‘stay there’.”
He continued: ‘I saw the doctors and had to lie down in a buggy and have them drive me across the countryside, which is incredibly embarrassing.
Scott’s drive on the 18th hole deflected into a crowd of supporters on Thursday.
There is no concussion. He’s in a lot of pain, but you’d have to be unlucky for him to be badly hurt.
On her meeting with Scott, Ineson added: “I didn’t know who he was, I just saw a tall man ask me if I was okay and just give me the gauntlet.” It was a nice touch.’
Scott finished the day in one, tied for 48th.