Hideki Matsuyama, a Masters Champion, drills a fan in the head with a shanked drive.


Hideki Matsuyama, a Masters Champion, drills a fan in the head with a shanked drive.

According to TMZ Sports, Hideki Matsuyama smacked a fan in the head with a shanked drive, resulting in the fan spending the day in the hospital. The event occurred on the 16th hole at the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas on Friday. Matsuyama made a right-handed drive that flew so far off the fairway that it struck a fan in the head, knocking him to the ground.

Robert, the fan, told TMZ Sports that he felt “strange” and “completely disoriented.” Matsuyama apologized and signed an autograph for Robert while he was trying to recuperate. He was taken to the hospital and his wound required six stitches to repair. Officials from the PGA Tour have not contacted Robert about the incident. Robert, on the other hand, has set up a GoFundMe page to aid with his medical expenditures.

I was standing next to him when Matsuyama’s 300-yard drive hit him in the head. He handled it admirably! He received a hat and glove signed by Hideki. Hideki was urged not to worry about it and to keep playing golf. Soon after, the medics arrived. pic.twitter.com/QxY6NS2cLG Robert stated on the GoFundMe page, “I was brought by ambulance to the emergency hospital and received stitches and other medical treatment.” “I’m expecting a lot of medical bills and problems.” When this happened, I was at a PGA TOUR event having a good time. Nobody from the PGA ever contacted me to inquire about my well-being. I’d want to express my gratitude to the spectators who applied pressure to my wound; they were truly Angels.” Matsuyama won his first major championship, the Masters, earlier this year. He was also the first Asian-born and Japanese player to win the championship. The Masters victory comes as no surprise to those who have followed Matsuyana’s career.

When asked about meeting Matsuyama, former Japan Tour player-turned-commentator Nobuhito Sato told Yahoo Sports, “I knew nothing about him.” “However, he was hitting them so well, that his iron strokes were distinct from the rest.” Matsuyama’s personality was also discussed by Sato. “He’s a little bashful,” Sato added, “but that’s characteristic of Japanese people.” “Many Japanese people are like him. It takes time to get to know who he is as a person.” “Everyone knows he’s a superb golfer, possibly the best in Japan… Summary of Entertainment News from Brinkwire.


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