By Steve Dellar  |  10-02-2018   News
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The Ryder Cup, the two-yearly golf tournament played between Europe and the US, left a spectator blind from one eye.

During the tournament, played in Paris, France over the weekend, a ball hit by US Champion Mr. Brooks Koepka went stray and hit Ms. Corine Remande in the head.

The spectator, who had traveled to France from Egypt to watch the Ryder Cup tie, is left blind at one eye after a so-called 'fracture of the right socket and the explosion of the eyeball'

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">US golfer Brooks Koepka hit a spectator with a tee shot on the first day of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RyderCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RyderCup</a> <br><br>For more news and video, head here: <a href="https://t.co/pfrr6LJNQ5">https://t.co/pfrr6LJNQ5</a> <a href="https://t.co/4adLYdUvdp">pic.twitter.com/4adLYdUvdp</a></p>&mdash; Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1045701163968909312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The tournament, held at Le Golf National club in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines just outside Paris, normally warns spectators whenever there is a stray ball.

However, when American golfer Brooks Koepka, who won the US Open and the PGA Tour earlier this season, teed off, there was no warning (according to Ms. Remande).

The injured spectator said she now plans to seek legal action, claiming there was no warning from officials before the ball hurtled into the gallery. She admitted she “appreciated the gesture from the golfer.”

“I tried to stay positive with him so that he didn't lose his concentration. But once I was taken away, I didn't hear anything from the organizers.”

The EPGA, the body which governs European golf, said it will 'investigate' the incident, which could 'take some time'.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Corine Remande (right) travelled to France from Egypt with husband Raphael to watch the showdown between Europe and the US,… <a href="https://t.co/hxI0aKMYBz">https://t.co/hxI0aKMYBz</a></p>&mdash; Police Alerts UK (@PoliceAlertsUk) <a href="https://twitter.com/PoliceAlertsUk/status/1047066342224998400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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US Open champion Koepka swiftly apologized to Remand following the incident and has reached out to her on social media.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A spectator struck by a golf ball at last weekend&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RyderCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RyderCup</a> says she has lost the sight in her right eye after scans revealed a &quot;fracture of the right socket and the explosion of the eyeball&quot;.<br><br>She is now planning to sue the organisers.<br><br>Full story: <a href="https://t.co/qdbuQj1eaG">https://t.co/qdbuQj1eaG</a> <a href="https://t.co/NQmf21SLE2">pic.twitter.com/NQmf21SLE2</a></p>&mdash; Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkySportsGolf/status/1047029246814801921?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ms. Remande says she only blames the organizers, stating: “More than anything I want them to take care of all the medical bills to make sure there is no risk of infection.”

Source: https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181001_03800194

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Anonymous No. 38491 1538486926

So you go to watch a golf tournement and get hit by a golf ball. Wow bet you never saw that coming. FFS personal responsiblity, you know the risks full well when you go so stop fucking bitching. You were not forced to stand there it was your own FREE choice.

Anonymous No. 38494 1538488727

Maybe I should of yelled “One”

Anonymous No. 38518 1538508399

Should always be aware of the "shot"!

Anonymous No. 38480 1538611940
That dude is gonna get paid for the rest of his life at least.
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