Golf Fan Struck by Ball Loses Sight in One Eye

Corine Remande was hit by a Brooks Koepka tee shot in the Ryder Cup
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2018 5:33 AM CDT
Golf Fan Struck by Ball Loses Sight in One Eye
Brooks Koepka of the US checks on an injured fan during the Ryder Cup Friday in France. The woman lost sight in one eye.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

A woman who got hit by a tee shot while watching the Ryder Cup last week has received some awful news: Doctors have told Corine Remande she has lost the use of one eye, reports AFP. "The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye-socket and an explosion of the eyeball," says the 49-year-old Remande, who had traveled from Egypt to watch the international golf competition outside Paris. American golfer Brooks Koepka hit Remande with his tee shot on the sixth hole, then checked on Remande as she was tended to on the ground.

"It happened so fast, I didn't feel any pain when I was hit," says Remande. She praised Koepka for his concern over her well-being, but says the same doesn't apply to tournament organizers. Nobody from the Ryder Cup checked to see how she was doing afterward, she says, adding that she heard no warning of the errant shot from course officials, reports the BBC. Remande plans legal action. "It's not a good feeling," Koepka said after his round. "You don't want to hit anybody in the face." (More Ryder Cup stories.)

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