Bunker Mentality

Scott to say it with flowers after hitting woman

Adam ScottFor a fan, getting hit by a golf ball at a major tournament certainly hurts but increasingly that pain is coming with benefits attached.

Last month a British spectator was gifted hotel accommodation by world number three Rory McIlroy after being hit by the Northern Irishman's ball during The Open at Royal Lytham.

On Friday in the second round of the US PGA Championship, a female fan was hit by a drive from Australian Adam Scott - and can now expect a bouquet of flowers from the golfer with probably the most female fans of all.

"Unfortunately I hit a lady on the seventh hole. She was getting some medical attention and I hope she is going to be okay," Scott told reporters.

The Australian said he had taken the fan's details and promised: "She will be getting a big bunch of flowers from me."

Gentleman though he was, golf being golf, Scott could not help but notice how the fan had helped his scorecard.

"It was a good break for me because it just in the rough," he said of his wayward ball. "It was going right but it actually kicked it back and away from the treed area.

"I hope she is going to be okay. I'll find out if she is alright, she seemed to be okay at the time," added the Australian.

Scott narrowly missed out on his first major title at last month's Open Championship where he bogeyed the final four holes to hand victory to South African Ernie Els.

Reuters