Some awful news out of California, as a golfer who was hit in the head by a golf ball has died.
The man, Hiroshi Tango of Brea, was playing at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino on Oct. 7 when he was hit by a ball. According to a local report, Tango was walking about 20 yards ahead of one of his playing partners when the partner hit and the ball caught Tango in the back of the head.
Tango complained of head and neck pain and was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he died this past weekend, nine days after the accident. Here's the KABC news report of the incident, which includes the following quote from course manager David Kramer:
"Sometimes, I guess, when you're having so much fun you'll lose track of some of the protocols and etiquette, and certainly to put one's self in harm's way by walking forward in front of your group isn't the usual or customary manner of staying with your foursome."
Kramer veers perilously close to blaming the victim there. Perhaps we can talk of trifles like "protocols and etiquette" another day, and simply express regret for Tango's passing.