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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:


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]