Sungjae Im HITS CAMERAMAN with tee shot at Shriners Children's Open on PGA Tour

Sungjae Im took the aggressive play on the par-4 10th hole in the second round of the Shriners Children's Open, but his errant tee shot took an unfortunate turn...

Sungjae Im HITS CAMERAMAN with tee shot at Shriners Childrens Open on PGA Tour
Sungjae Im HITS CAMERAMAN with tee shot at Shriners Childrens Open on PGA…

Sungjae Im is aiming to become the first player since Jim Furyk in 1999 to win the Shriners Children's Open in consecutive years, following his second PGA Tour win at the event last season.

Another victory at TPC Summerlin isn't out of the question, but he is five shots behind his Presidents Cup teammate Mito Pereira with 36 holes remaining.

Im has carded rounds of 65 and 70 to reach 7-under-par, but things could have been better for the South Korean if his tee shot on the 10th hole went as planned.

On what was his first hole on Friday, Im chose an aggressive tactic by hitting driver in order to get as close to the green as possible which was 408 yards away.

The 24-year-old sent it flying left and as the footage above shows, his ball hit a PGA Tour cameraman. You can hear a slight groan on the footage as the ball rebounded into the semi-rough.

Thankfully, PGA Tour Live reported that Scott the cameraman was OK. "Being a camera operator for us is more high-risk than you think. Our guy Scott was just fine and brushed this off."

Im went on to make a bogey. He made three bogeys on the day which took away from the four birdies he recorded on his scorecard.

As for Pereira, he currently holds the first 36-hole lead of his Tour career. The Chilean shot a super 63 on day two in Nevada to take a one-shot lead on 12-under ahead of American Robby Shelton.

Pereira's only other lead on the Tour came in the final round of the 2022 US PGA Championship when he infamously double-bogeyed the 72nd hole, missing out on a playoff with Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris.



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