Thomas Pieters struck girlfriend with wayward Genesis Open drive

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Thomas Pieters had a great week in L.A., except for one moment. (Getty Images)
Thomas Pieters had a great week in L.A., except for one moment. (Getty Images)

Thomas Pieters was co-champion of the B-flight on Sunday at the Genesis Open, finishing tied for second with Scott Brown and five shots behind new world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

However, while the up-and-coming Belgian had a great week at Riviera, he didn’t hit every shot perfectly. In fact, one wayward shot could have gotten him in a little trouble on the homefront.

In the final round, Pieters hit a tee shot that wound up striking a fan…and that fan was his girlfriend. A spectator took footage of Pieters learning that he had hit his girlfriend.

Obviously the couple was fine, and Pieters scored a huge paycheck, getting him a step closer to PGA Tour membership if he seeks it.