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Saturday 21 April 2018

Caddie injured by stray Singh shot

A caddie was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a stray shot from former world No 1 Vijay Singh at Troon. Photo: Reuters
A caddie was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a stray shot from former world No 1 Vijay Singh at Troon. Photo: Reuters

Tony Jiminez

A caddie was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a stray shot from former world No 1 Vijay Singh at Troon.

William Ciplinski, bagman for US veteran Marco Dawson, was lying flat out on a golf buggy as he was initially taken to the medical centre at Royal Troon.

Open officials said the injuries the caddie sustained were not serious and that he was talking and fully conscious before being transferred to hospital for overnight observation.

Ciplinski was standing on the eighth green when he was struck by an errant tee shot from Fijian Singh on the seventh hole.

A spokesman for University Hospital Ayr later said the Troon local should be fit for tomorrow's opening round providing he has a day's rest. Dawson qualified for the British Open by winning the senior equivalent at Sunningdale 12 months ago.

Irish Independent

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