May 18, 2023
For Kenny Pigman, this is supposed to be a special week. He doesn't usually get to tee it up with the best players in the world.
Which is why it had to be pretty shocking for him to see a golf ball careening toward him Thursday during the first round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.
The culprit? Bryson DeChambeau, whose approach shot on the 17th hole veered so far off target it actually struck Pigman while he was standing on the 18th tee box.
Fortunately for Pigman, DeChambeau apparently yelled "Fore" to warn the 34-year-old club pro to duck for cover. It's not clear if the ball hit him off a ricochet or on the fly, but it didn't appear to have much velocity when it made contact. Pigman thankfully looked like he was fine.
DeChambeau has long been known for his incredible distance, but that power sometimes leads to some wildly off-target shots. This one, per the PGA Championship's shot tracker, went around 40 yards wide of the green.
Source: Yahoo Sports