During the first day of The Open Championship, the oldest golf tournament in the world, a fan got bloodied up after getting struck in the head by a wayward shot from Adam Scott. The 151st edition of the prestigious tournament began on July 20, Thursday, at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in England.
Adam Scott, the Australian professional golfer, who was in the midst of a tough day at The Open Championship, took a drive on the Par-5 18th, which went completely haywire and struck the unsuspecting fan named Christopher Ineson, a chef and brewery owner from Liverpool. In the immediate aftermath, he was bloodied up and sprawling on the floor, while feeling dazed enough to not recognise the golfer, who came over to apologise to him.
While talking to the Telegraph Sport, Christopher Ineson talked about the incident, which left him with a 3 cm gash in the back of his head, and said, “It was a drive off the 18th, full toss, it didn’t bounce. I heard the shout of fore and everyone ducked. I saw my mate duck and then it hit me right on the back of the head.”
The friend of the bloodied fan, Rob Tufnell also detailed the shocking turn of events and said, “It sounded like a golf ball hitting mud or playdough.”
Adam Scott gives the bloodied fan a signed glove with a special message
Within moments of the aforementioned incident, Adam Scott walked up to Christopher Ineson, to see whether he is all right or not. Upon meeting him face-to-face, the Australian professional golfer gave him a signed glove, with a special message written on it, which read, “Sorry mate.”