Golf fan ‘left with 3cm gash’ after being hit by Adam Scott drive at The Open before receiving gift and note off Australian star

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Golf fan ‘left with 3cm gash’ after being hit by Adam Scott drive at The Open before receiving gift and note off Australian star

  • A golf fan was left bloodied after being hit by an Adam Scott drive 
  • Scott sent the ball into a large crowd on the 18th hole in Liverpool 
  • The fan received a note and a gift from the Australian, 43 

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A golf fan hit the deck and was left bloodied after he was hit by an Adam Scott shot at The Open.

Christopher Ineson, 34, took to Twitter to reveal that he received a gift and note from the Australian star after the incident in Liverpool on Thursday.

Ineson – a chef and brewery owner – was unable to duck out of the way despite huge shouts of ‘fore’ as Scott’s drive off the 18th hole headed towards the crowd.

The ball smacked him in the head, causing him to fall to the ground. He said he was so dazed that he failed to recognise Scott, 43, when he approached him to apologise. 

‘It was a drive off the 18th, full toss, it didn’t bounce,’ he told the Telegraph. 

A golf fan was left bloodied after being hit in the head by an Adam Scott drive

A golf fan was left bloodied after being hit in the head by an Adam Scott drive

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Christopher Ineson received a signed glove from the Australian at The Open

Christopher Ineson received a signed glove from the Australian at The Open

‘I heard the shout of ‘fore’ and everyone ducked. I saw my mate duck and then it hit me right on the back of the head.’

Ineson’s friend, Rob Tufnell, added: ‘It sounded like a golf ball hitting mud or playdough.’

Fan-favourite Scott handed him a signed glove which read: ‘Sorry mate’. Ineson was left with a 3cm gash on the back of his head. 

He said: ‘It was a real shock. This was supposed to be our day. We both love the golf but my mate’s more of a golfer than I am, although I go to the range.

‘We had followed [Tommy] Fleetwood the whole way around. We’d been around 17 holes and then coming to the 18th, we were deciding who to follow next, maybe Rory, and the next thing I knew I was lying on the ground.

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‘Obviously, the first thing you do is try to stand back up but I had about three hands on my head, saying ‘just stay there’.’

He continued: ‘I saw the medics and I had to lie down on a buggy and be driven across the course which is incredibly embarrassing.

Scott's drive on the 18th tee veered into a crowd of supporters on Thursday

Scott’s drive on the 18th tee veered into a crowd of supporters on Thursday

‘There’s no concussion. It’s very sore, but you would have to be incredibly unlucky for it to be seriously injured.’

On his meeting with Scott, Ineson added: ‘I didn’t know who he was – I just saw a tall man ask if I was OK and just hand me the glove. It was a nice touch.’

Scott finished the day on one over, tied for 48th. 

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