This is why they practice.
An errant tee shot by Tiger Woods during a practice round for Ryder Cup play whacked a spectator on the head on the 18th hole at Medinah Country Club this afternoon. Woods, USA Today reports, apologized repeatedly to the fan, who was knocked out by the shot and taken to a first-aid station.
The spectator, Terry Wilks, told Woods that it wasn’t his fault and Woods drew a laugh by pointing out the obvious: Yes, it was.
Woods signed a glove for Wilks, who was not seriously injured, and will try for a little better accuracy when Ryder Cup play begins Friday.
Correction: The fan, in a Reuters caption, was incorrectly identified in an earlier version of this post.