A spectator hit by a Brooks Koepka tee shot at the Ryder Cup says she has lost sight in her right eye and is considering legal action, AFP reports.
The incident happened on the opening day of the event when the American’s drive on the par-four sixth hole veered off course, striking 49-year-old Corine Remande, who had travelled from Egypt.
“Doctors told me I had lost the use of that eye,” she told AFP.
Mrs Remande said the reason for legal action was to help cover medical bills.
She added: “It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit.
“I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye and then I felt the blood start to pour. The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye-socket and an explosion of the eyeball.”
Mrs Remande also criticised the Paris tournament organisers for “not making contact” after the incident to find out how she was. She also claims there was “no warning shout from the course official when the ball was heading towards the crowd”.
A Ryder Cup spokesperson told the BBC: “It is distressing to hear that someone might suffer long-term consequences from a ball strike. Read more