WATCH: LPGA Tour pro hits WAYWARD tee shot that lands in spectator's bag

LPGA Tour pro Saiki Fujita hit a wayward tee shot so far left it landed up in the backpack of a spectator at the Toto Japan Classic.

WATCH: LPGA Tour pro hits WAYWARD tee shot that lands in spectator's bag
WATCH: LPGA Tour pro hits WAYWARD tee shot that lands in spectator's bag

LPGA Tour player Saiki Fujita hit an interesting tee shot during the Toto Japan Classic that was won by Scotland's Gemma Dryburgh. 

Fujita was playing the par-3 12th hole at Seta Golf Club when this transpired. She hooked her tee shot way left and it was hurtling towards the crowd of spectators at great speed. 

Then it landed in the backpack of this chap. 


That's pretty funny. There was reportedly a little bit of confusion initially. If you take a look closely at the video, you can see the spectator in question is actually holding a golf ball. 

It wouldn't be the first time we have seen something like that this season. 

This fan landed themselves in hot water when they picked up the golf ball belonging to Nelly Korda during the final round of the Amundi Evian Championship in July. 

And this clueless spectator probably annoyed PGA Tour pro and LIV Golf-linked Xander Schauffele during the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club. 

As for Fujita, she clearly saw the funny side of the drama. 

She had a brief chat with an LPGA rules official. Eventually, it was clear that under Rule 15.2a she was given a free drop. 

The golf rule states that when the ball is in or on a movable obstruction: 

"You may take free relief by lifting your ball, removing the movable obstruction and dropping your original ball or another ball."

Fujita went on to make a bogey four on the hole and finished the tournament T-14, 11 shots behind Dryburgh. 

It was an emotional victory for Dryburgh, who became the first Scottish winner of an LPGA Tour event for the first time since 2011

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She told the media she had a premonition about winning before even pegging it up, telling friends that she would mention them in her victory speech.

Of her maiden LPGA Tour victory, Dryburgh told the media: 

"It is overwhelming.
"It has been a dream for a long time and a lot of hard work has gone into this and it means so much as it is a life-changing win.
"I was surprisingly calm. When I'd dreamt of this moment, I thought I would be super nervous.
"I was nervous - I'm not going to lie - but I was incredibly calm, to be honest, and kind of focused on my breathing."

The next stop on the LPGA Tour will be the Pelican Women's Championship in Florida where the aforementioned Korda is the defending champion. 

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