Getting hit by a golf ball is not fun. Whether it be from 10 yards away or 300 yards away, taking a golf ball to the body is not an enjoyable experience. Just take a look at this man’s reaction after getting drilled by a Dustin Johnson tee shot at the Saudi International.
The world’s No. 1 ranked player tugged his tee shot just a little left on the short Par 4 10th hole and caught a volunteer in the back or shoulder area. Despite the fact that the man immediately fell to the ground after getting hit by a rock-hard ball moving at an absurd amount of speed, the broadcaster decided to go ahead and let everyone know he was fine.
“I think it got him on the padding, he’s getting up quick,” the broadcaster said. “You can take away the pain, but you can’t take away the swelling. He’s just fine.”
Dustin Johnson drills a man with his drive. Broadcast downplays it, says"he's just fine” as the guy stumbles around in pain.😂 pic.twitter.com/y1hpwjBf2b
— Mark Harris (@itismarkharris) February 5, 2021
Sorry, but what the hell is this padding the announcer is referring to? Sure, the volunteer is wearing some sort of caddie bib, but those things are usually mesh material and about as durable as a wet piece of paper. Saying ‘it caught him in the padding’ is like reacting to someone who has just been shot by saying ‘it caught him in the pant leg.’
Thankfully, it does appear that the volunteer is just fine, but saying ‘he’s just fine’ as he stumbles over in pain is such a wild move. We get it, Mr. Broadcaster, you’re a badass that feels no pain.