Ryder Cup 2018: Spectator hit in face by Brooks Koepka tee shot

Brooks Koepka attends to the injured woman
The European Tour has confirmed the woman did not suffer serious injuries

A spectator was hit in the face by a wayward tee shot from Brooks Koepka on the first day of the Ryder Cup.

American Koepka’s drive on the par-four sixth hole veered into the gallery on the left of the green and appeared to strike the woman in the right eye.

Three-time major winner Koepka gave a signed glove to the woman, who received immediate medical attention before being taken to hospital.

“It looked like it hurt,” said the 28-year-old.

“She was bleeding. It looked like it hit her right in the eye, so hopefully there is no loss of vision or anything like that.

“It’s not a good feeling, I just wanted to get out of there.”

A European Tour spokesman confirmed the woman’s injuries were not serious.

“It’s hard to control a golf ball, especially for 300 yards, and a lot of times the fans are close to the fairway,” Koepka added.

“You can yell ‘fore’ but it doesn’t matter from 300 yards, you can’t hear it.”

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