Tour pro hits fan with errant tee shot at US PGA, then gets the beers in!

The PGA Tour pro apologised to the spectator and paid for his beer for the entire day. 

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Thu, 18 May 2023
Tour pro hits fan with errant tee shot at US PGA, then gets the beers in!

PGA Tour pro Joel Dahmen, who rose to superstardom owing to his exposure in the Netflix documentary Full Swing, hit an errant tee shot during his practice round before the PGA Championship that reportedly struck a fan in the calf.  

Hitting a bad tee shot at Oak Hill is not not exactly hard to do, given the visually intimidating course that features narrow fairways and thick, juicy rough that will give you palpitations on your backswing. 

When Dahmen walked over to the spectator, he promptly apologised and then asked how much beer costs. 

It will come as no surprise to you that alcohol nearly rivals a LIV Golf contract at an eye-watering $17 a pop. The price of alcohol was a hot topic at last year's US PGA. 

Dahmen reportedly told the fan that he would pay for his beers for the rest of the day after pulling out a 'crispy $100 bill'. 

Wrote the fan on social media:

"Shoutout to @Joel_Dahmen for hitting my calf with a tee shot today on hole #1! He proceeds to ask me how much a beer costs at the tourney and I tell him $17 a pop. He then pulls out a crispy $100 bill and says 'I got your beers today.'"

At last year's PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the price of beer was also ripped by golf fans. 

Justin Thomas, who went on to win his second major, was astonished with the price and blasted on social media that fans deserved to be treated much, much better.

There was also another viral moment that involved booze. That came when Tiger Woods hit a wayward drive and was forced to hit a punch shot from the trees. 

The big cat, unsurprisingly, had loads of fans crowding him with their phones out recording their close encounter with the Tiger. 

But one fan decided to just be in the moment and stood in awe, clutching a can of Michelob Ultra. 

A few days after the photo was taken, Mark, the fan, and Michelob Ultra agreed on a deal that resulted in a 15-second advertisement which centered around the photo. 


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