Curtis Luck hits patron at Masters with errant shot, draws blood

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — You don’t often think of golf as a hazardous activity, but if you’re in the gallery and you’re in exactly the wrong spot … pow.

Amateur Curtis Luck, playing in his first-ever Masters and sporting a jacket that looks like a fast-food burger wrapper, hooked his tee shot on the par-3 4th hole hard into the surrounding gallery, and dinged a poor patron right on the skull. Television replays showed blood flowing down the gentleman’s skull, which is really not the way you want to spend a day at the Masters.

It’s not like there aren’t balls falling out of the sky on a regular basis at Augusta. On Thursday, one patron ended up with one of Jordan Spieth’s shots in her lap:

Jordan Spieth’s ball ended up in a lady’s lap. (Getty)
Jordan Spieth’s ball ended up in a lady’s lap. (Getty)

But it’s just this gentleman’s bad luck to be hit by an amateur, and not a pro. Luck handed the man a golf glove for his troubles, which is a nice gesture. But when, say, Phil Mickelson hits a fan — which happens a fair amount — he tends to tuck a couple large bills in the glove for good measure. Hopefully Luck hangs around this game long enough to have some pain-and-suffering cash in future Masters tournaments.

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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