Golf- Sand in eye causes Hovland to pull out of US Open
Jun 18, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Viktor Hovland plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. PHOTO: Reuters/ Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports19 Jun 2021 01:00PMShare this content
BookmarkSAN DIEGO, Calif.: Open and seek medical attention.Hovland, a likely member of this year's European Ryder Cup team, posted a photo on social media later that revealed a bandage taped over his eye.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier, the former U.S. amateur champion from Norway tried to play through the issue at Torrey Pines, but decided it was a bridge too far after nine painful holes.
"Hit a bunker shot in my warm up today and caught some sand in my ... eye," he wrote."Typically, when faced with such an unfortunate circumstance, the remedial action is to blink a few times for the sand to clear."However, the unique San Diego sand decided to linger." headtopics.com
AdvertisementAdvertisementHovland said he was hoping that time would be his friend and that if he could get through the first few holes without dropping too many shots the eye issue might resolve itself.But it was not to be and he called it quits after nine holes.
Hovland carded a two-over-par 74 in the first round.(Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan) Read more: CNA »
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