Hideki Matsuyama smiled as he walked up and studied the state of affairs.© PGA Tour/Twitter
Reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama hit an errant tee shot inside a spectator’s shirt in Friday’s second spherical of the US PGA Northern Belief event in suburban New York. The 29-year-old Japanese star, who gained the primary main title by any man from his homeland final April at Augusta Nationwide, struck the astonishing shot on the 506-yard tenth gap at Liberty Nationwide in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey. Matsuyama watched his ball hook effectively proper astray. The ball struck a paved cart path, took a excessive bounce after which nestled its manner contained in the shirt of a male fan strolling on the trail.
The person stopped, not desirous to jostle the ball from the place it landed. It wasn’t prefer it was in a pocket. The ball was between the material and his physique.
A wayward drive into … a man’s SHIRT?! pic.twitter.com/ggFebWnHT8
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 20, 2021
“Went between my legs, hit my knee and in some way rolled up into my shirt,” the fan stated as tv cameras captured the weird second.
Matsuyama smiled as he walked up and studied the state of affairs, pulling out a tee and placing it by the person’s proper shoe to mark the spot.
Solely then feeling comfy to maneuver, the fan shifted and the ball fell from its place trapped contained in the shirt and rolled into the grass.
Matsuyama signed the ball for the fan however went on to make bogey on the opening, snapping a run of 5 birdies in a row to complete the entrance 9.
Matsuyama adopted on the again 9 with three birdies, one other bogey and a closing double bogey — sending a bunker shot out of bounds to the best — to fireside a three-under par 68 for the spherical and stand on five-under 137 after 36 holes.
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