Thomas Bjorn destroys lens of camera valued at $80,000 (vid/pic)
The British Open got off to a smashing start on Thursday courtesy of a shot by Thomas Bjorn.
With his ball entrenched deep in the rough of the famed first hole at Muirfield, Bjorn took a big hack. The unpredictable nature of how a ball will travel out of that gangly mess of grasses resulted in Bjorn’s ball flying a bit offline and directly into a lens of one of multitude of cameras ESPN has spread around the sprawling links course. A camera that Mike Tirico claimed during the broadcast was valued at a whopping $80,000. Yamma hamma.
Tough break. Get it? Trey Wingo treated the shattering aftermath of Bjorn’s shot:
and now…the evidence RT @ ESPN TV camera on first fairway after Thomas Bjorn’s second shot from the rough!! pic.twitter.com/kMCO8WtSYe
— trey wingo (@wingoz) July 18, 2013
While $80,000 is an absurd chunk of change for a camera, somehow I have the feeling that ESPN will be able to suffer the loss.
[Devil Ball Golf]