WATCH: Retief Goosen talks about the time he was struck by lightning

Goosen inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame for 2019.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018


Shortly after being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for 2019, two-time US Open winner Retief Goosen has reflected on the time he was once struck by lightning as a 16-year-old.


Goosen, Peggy Kirk Bell, Billy Payne, Dennis Walters and Jan Stephenson will be enshrined at the induction ceremony at Pebble Beach next June. Those five (of the 15 finalists) received at least 75 percent of the selection committee’s vote, a 16-person group that included Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam.

After learning of the news, Goosen sat down with the guys on Golf Channel's Morning Drive to talk about the scary moment he encountered a lightning strike on the golf course leaving him "smoking away with blood everywhere." Watch the interview below...



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