US Open: Henrik Stenson takes part in unusual photo op after hitting fan with golf ball

JuliaKate E. Culpepper, Golfweek

Published 1: 33 p.m. ET June 16, 2019


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Getting struck by a golf ball on Saturday in the U.S. Open didn’t only leave a bruise — it left a lasting memory.

In the next round at Pebble Beach, an errant shot at Henrik Stenson about the 16th hole struck a fan in the head, knocking him to the floor. The man’s injuries were attended to by a medical staff Since Stenson walked over to check on the fan.

After the round, the fan was carrying selfies of himself lying on the ground and seemed to be in good spirits, so Stenson joined in on the fun.

“I walk up to him. I said,’I am sorry’ What else could you say?” Stenson said after completing the next round 1-under 70. “And he says,’Could you do me one favor? Could I have a picture with you?’ The following thing I am down on the ground also, carrying a photo, a selfie, placing him down and his girlfriend”

Stenson stated he had been unsure about the enthusiast’s condition or if he had a concussion, so he asked for his contact information to check on him later.

“I could send more than only 1 golf ball next time,” Stenson said. “I could send him a few dozen or some thing to try to compensate for my poor shooter.”

Stenson entered Sunday T-9 at 4 below, seven strokes behind leader Gary Woodland.

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