In the opening round of the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship, Rory McIlroy tried to punch out from the desert at the par-4 15th hole but ended up hitting a nearby spectator who fell into a cactus.
McIlroy is no stranger to hitting fans, he once hit a fan with a drive at the 2012 British Open.
I don’t feel bad for this fan. That ball was clearly in a tough spot, so standing within 5 feet of the ball is just plain stupid. He’s lucky that those jumping cholla cactus didn’t end up on his face…or junk.