Graeme McDowell’s Fantasy Golf Camp briefly turned into a nightmare for one well-struck cameraman.
Photographer Cy Cyr was positioned off to the left of the first hole at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando when a camper henceforth known as “Angelo the Assassin” ripped a 145 mile-per-hour drive into Cyr’s “big belly.”
You can watch the incident and the blossoming of their friendship in the Instagram video below, which comes with Cyr’s commentary in the caption:
When one of @graeme_mcdowell 's Fantasy Golf Campers rips a 145mph drive on the first tee of the very first hole of first inaugural fantasy weekend into your big belly at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, you count your lucky stars the Callaway didn't do real damage. Angelo, "The Assassin," felt horrible for the accident and we quickly became friends. Many thanks to GMac and Ritz Orlando golf staff for making sure I was OK. GMac made Angelo hit driver on the range while using Trackman, which is how we knew it was 145mph! I've been a golf photographer for 20 years, had a few close calls, but never seriously hit…until the Assassin came to town. #golf #golfphotography #gmac #ritzcarlton #orlando #florida #usa #assassin
You’ll probably want to put something on that bruise, Cy.