Murray's Lousy Shot Knocks Fan Over

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2009 10:54 AM CDT
Murray's Lousy Shot Knocks Fan Over
Actor Bill Murray, right, rests with his caddie on the edge of the sixth green at Pebble Beach Golf Course during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Feb. 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/David Royal)

Gail DiMaggio got a much better look at Bill Murray then she bargained for. Competing in a pro-am tournament in Florida yesterday, the comedian hooked a shot so badly that he hit and knocked over DiMaggio—who was watching from her own yard. Murray rushed to the woman, being tended to by paramedics, and asked, “How many fingers am I holding up?” Three, she replied. Then he asked, “Is my ball in bounds or out of bounds?”

Even DiMaggio laughed, and she's fine after a hospital checkup. “She was overjoyed when she saw me because she said she had come out to see me and her husband had just said, 'I hope he hits it over here,’” Murray said, joking that she wasn’t the first spectator he’d hit. But despite the errant shot, Murray and pro partner Jeff Sluman finished 8-under, just two behind the leaders. (More Bill Murray stories.)

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