Golf photographer gets nailed with errant tee shot

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A golf photographer was hit by an errant tee shot so fast he didn't even have time to react.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 10:40 a.m.

Whether you think so or not, whenever you attend a golf tournament -- amateur or pro -- you're just a split-second from being in harm's way.

Longtime golf photographer Cy Cyr learned that lesson recently while shooting golfers at the Ritz in Orlando as part of Graeme McDowell's Fantasy Golf Camp.

Cyr was positioned to the left of the fairway about 50 yards in front of the first tee box.

That's when amateur "Angelo the Assassin" unleashed a wicked snaphook that blasted Cyr in the midsection and dropped him like a one-punch knockout.

Here's video of how it went down:



Yeah. That left a mark.

Let this be a reminder to you golf spectators out there -- and even regular golfers, in general -- always have your head on a swivel.  

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.