December 5, 2022

A spectator on the Amundi Evian Championship LPGA occasion in France has dedicated one of many cardinal sins of golf by selecting up a participant’s ball and shifting it in scenes certain to offer diehard followers nightmares.

Tokyo Olympics gold medal winner Nelly Korda shanked a ball into the bushes in the course of the closing spherical of the occasion, which was hassle sufficient for the American.

However what occurred subsequent was actually stunning.

A clueless lady sporting a big floppy hat and even greater sun shades walked straight as much as the ball and scooped it up prefer it was some sort of trophy.

A marshal then marched as much as her and furiously directed her to return it to the place she discovered it.  

‘Oh it’s not a memento, it’s not a memento. She’s in large hassle now,’ commentator Grant Boone mentioned. 

The woman picks up the ball and is quickly instructed to return it by a tournament official

The girl picks up the ball and is shortly instructed to return it by a match official

Many golf followers have been fast to name her actions out as ‘silly’ and label her an ‘fool’.

‘When the announcers say they’re educated followers at Evian I believe I’m going to should query that. Suppose you’d see somebody who wasn’t a baby do this on the Open Championship?’ tweeted one golf fan. 

‘Should you assume it’s intuition to select up any ball in any sport please simply keep residence,’ posted one other.

Nevertheless, many different followers may see the humorous facet of her actions. 

‘The phrase ‘fan’ in all probability doesn’t apply. Perhaps novice or naïve on the foundations of the sport?’ wrote one fan.

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‘The fan was being a such good sport although. Most likely thought like in tennis matches you give the ball again to ball individuals,’ posted one other. 

There have been additionally solutions that the lady concerned was not there to look at the golf in any respect.

‘I learn that the course borders a well-liked strolling space. She in all probability is aware of nothing in regards to the recreation. Humorous however not an excellent large deal,’ a fan recommended on Twitter.

There was loads of abuse hurled the woman’s manner as nicely, but additionally followers calling them out and telling them to settle down.

‘No must get hostile as no hurt achieved. Educate her. Not whilst dangerous as skilled followers who can’t preserve quiet or baseball followers interfering with balls in play,’ tweeted one fan. 

Korda plays her tee shot on the thirteenth hole during day four of The Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club

Korda performs her tee shot on the thirteenth gap throughout day 4 of The Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Membership

Happily for Korda, she didn’t obtain a penalty for the incident however nonetheless completed the outlet with a double bogey. 

She had completed the day past on the high of the chief board however the double bogey introduced her again to the pack.

She ultimately turned in a two-under 69 card within the closing spherical for an total results of -13, 4 behind the tempo of eventual winner Brooke Henderson.

One of the best of the Aussies was Stephanie Kyriacou, who completed on a tie for thirty first at seven-under.