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Bubba Watson nearly killed some spectators with errant shots at Doral (video)


Some spectators in the gallery on Thursday during the first round of the WGC – Cadillac Championship have to thank their lucky stars that some erratic shot-making by Bubba Watson weren’t a tad more wild, as on two different instances a mishit from the left-handed golfer nearly took a couple of people’s heads off.

A complete yank of his tee shot on the 18th hole at Trump National Doral buzzed over the crowd standing alongside the tee box to the right. Not only that, on his next shot out of a bunker, Bubba’s ball ended up in the seating behind a green.

Scary stuff, indeed. Here’s Watson’s wild tee shot in GIF form (via Eye on Golf):

Yeesh. It’s often the case where folks are lined up even tighter, say when surrounding a golfer making a recovery shot afer a shank. It’s surprising situation like this don’t occur more often. People of course are drilled by golf balls from time to time but not in such a potentially devastating manner that would have come with Watson’s screaming drive making crushing someone’s skull.

Despite Watson’s struggles on 18, he nevertheless finished Thursday with a 71 and currently sits in a tie for fourth place in the tourney with his second round underway. Perhaps the spectators following Watson on Friday should come equipped with hardhats.

[H/T For The Win, video via SkratchTV/Twitter]