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05/10/2018 10:25 BST

Spectator Hit By Rogue Golf Ball Days After Woman Hurt At Ryder Cup

She was left with a bleeding head wound.

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Another golf fan has been struck on the head by a wayward ball, just days after a woman was seriously injured at the Ryder Cup.

The female spectator was pictured bleeding from a head wound after the incident at Kingsbarns, Fife, on the first day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

She had been hit by a shot from defending champion Tyrrell Hatton, who watched on as the woman was treated by medical staff before speaking to her when she returned to her feet. 

She was later seen walking to a buggy and smiling as she was taken to the course medical centre.

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The woman was still smiling as she was taken to the medical centre

It comes less than a week after Corine Remande suffered a serious eye injury when she was struck by a tee shot from Brooks Koepka during the opening session of the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, near Paris.

Remande, who had travelled to the event with her husband from their home in Egypt, was hit on the par-four sixth hole, and there have been reports she could lose the sight in her right eye.

Koepka, who is also playing at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, said he was heartbroken when he learned of the extent of the injury suffered by Remande.

“Yesterday was probably one of the worst days of my life,” Koepka said in his pre-tournament press conference on Wednesday.

“I haven’t had too many tragedies in my personal family where there’s been a loss or any kind of tragic accident so I’ve been lucky in that sense.

“I wasn’t told until I got to the course – I’m not the biggest person on social media – so when I got here and had about seven missed calls and 25 text messages I was like, ‘What’s going on?’.

“Then I was told the news and obviously I am really heartbroken. My stomach sank.”