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Ryder Cup Spectator blinded

 

A 49-year-old Frenchwoman was injured when American Brooks Koepka's drive on the par-four sixth hole swerved off the fairway at Le Golf National and struck her. This caused her to lost sight in her right eye. 

The Frenchwoman is Corine Remande, an avid golf fan, who with her husband Raphael had traveled from their home in Egypt to witness the 2018 Ryder Cup. She expressed to reporters that she would have been even more seriously injured had the ball missed her right eye and hit the side of her head instead.

She is thinking of taking legal action against the 2018 Ryder Cup organizers after being hit by the stray ball on Friday, saying golf course officials did not give adequate warnings.
"It's so nice to be on the golf course, to see the players. I hope that this terrible accident will improve safety for the public," said Mrs. Remande, who was being treated at a hospital in Lyon where she once worked as an administrator.

"The doctor said immediately to my husband that it was a very big explosion in my eye and it was impossible for me now to see again with this eye."

When asked for a comment, Brooks Koepka said his stomach sank on learning that his drive likely had blinded her for life.