Spectator hit by golf ball days after Ryder Cup incident

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	Singer Ronan Keating in action two years ago

Getty Singer Ronan Keating in action two years ago

Hatton is one of two European Ryder Cup-winning stars playing at the Dunhill Links.

The latest incident took place during the first day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns in Fife.

Australia's Fraser carded five birdies and one bogey in his opening round of 68 to set the pace at four under, with Englishman Wallace matching his tally with six birdies and two bogeys in high winds over the Championship Course Carnoustie at St Andrews.

It happened less than a week after Corine Remande suffered a serious eye injury after also being struck by a tee shot at the Ryder Cup near Paris.

Two-time defending champion Tyrrell Hatton and US Open victor Brooks Koepka, also playing at Kingsbarns, were a further shot down at two-under while fellow Ryder Cup player Tommy Fleetwood was one-under.

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington, who is favourite to follow in Bjorn's footsteps in 2020, both shot 69 at Kingsbarns to lie a shot off the lead alongside Phachara Khongwatmai, Jinho Choi and Matthias Schwab.

An Associated Press report said that the woman was treated on the course by paramedics before being transported to the on-site medical center.

Donald, who had a practice round on Tuesday, says he is eager to get back into competitive golf when the action kicks off on Thursday. It was nice to play pretty steady and hole a few putts.

It comes just over 24 hours after American Brooks Koepka said he'd been left "heartbroken" after learning the extent of an injury suffered by a spectator at the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France.

"But on days like today when it's blowing 30 miles per hour winds it's hard to control the golf ball". You get a firm bounce and it just takes off.

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