Tyler Duncan made just one bogey in his second-round 66 at the rain-delayed AT&T Byron Nelson. Unfortunately for the 29-year-old, the bogey cost him more than a shot on the scorecard.
Duncan’s approach at the par-4 13th at Trinity Forest Golf Club sailed to the right of the green and hit a spectator. A spectator that Duncan holds close to his heart.
“Today I hit my wife in the head on that hole,” he told reporters after the round. “Took a big bounce and hit her, I guess.”
Duncan said he was not aware that it was his wife until after the round, meaning he can’t use the incident as an excuse for failing to get up-and-down on the hole. “I had a little mud on the ball, little unfortunate timing there and shot out to the right,” he explained.
The craziest part? This wasn’t Maria’s first golf-related accident.
“Not long after we started dating, she actually got hit in the head by another ball, a random ball from the driving range,” Duncan said. “She’s dodged two hits to the head. I’m sure most people can’t say that.”
Luckily, Duncan said Maria wasn’t hurt.