Tiger Woods got a favorable 40-yard bounce off the head of a fan during the morning matches on the opening day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
The unlucky young man was hit on his head while watching Woods drive on the seventh hole during the golfer's morning foursome Friday morning.
Woods was steered to the dazed fan by his caddie, Joe Lacava. The fan, who was bleeding from a cut on his head, sat on the ground while Woods offered words of encouragement. He lost a brewski, along with the blood from the stray drive, but managed to continue watching from the gallery with a towel on his head.
Woods was appreciative of the fan's involuntary assist and gave the wounded spectator a customary signed glove for his headache.
Woods and his partner Steve Stricker won the 7th hole with a birdie, but lost their foursome match 2-and-1 to Team Europe's pairing of Ian Pouter and Justin Rose.