PGA Tour golfer accidentally hit wife in head with wild approach at AT&T Byron Nelson

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Tyler Duncan, who sits in second place through two rounds at the AT&amp;T <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaab/players/145424/" data-ylk="slk:Byron Nelson">Byron Nelson</a>, accidentally hit his wife in the head after his approach shot sailed wide right. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Tyler Duncan, who sits in second place through two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson, accidentally hit his wife in the head after his approach shot sailed wide right. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Tyler Duncan is off to a great start at the AT&T Byron Nelson this week.

Duncan fired a five-under 66 on Friday at Trinity Forest Golf Club, which jumped him into a tie for second place heading into the weekend after his opening-round 64 on Thursday.

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The 29-year-old recorded six birdies and had just one bogey on Friday, too. That lone bogey, however, ended up taking an errant bounce off a fan near the green.

Well, not just any fan. Duncan’s ball hit his wife, Maria, on the head.

Duncan’s approach shot on the par-4 13th sailed wide right of the green and took a bounce before hitting Maria and landing about 34 yards from the green. Thankfully, Maria wasn’t hurt — and wasn’t even impacted by the shot. Duncan only found out about the incident after the round.

“I had a little mud on the ball, little unfortunate timing there and shot out to the right,” Duncan told the PGA Tour.

“Took a big bounce and hit her, I guess. I didn’t know until after the round ... I’m just happy she’s not hurt.”

Duncan is currently tied with Matt Every in second place after two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The duo trail leader Dung Kang, who shot a 10-under 61 on Friday, by four strokes. Brooks Koepkawho will attempt to defend his PGA Championship title next week at Bethpage Black, is in fourth place at 11-under.

So, luckily, it seems all is well in the Duncan household.

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