Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had a strong start in the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM, but was clearly nervous after hitting a spectator in the head with an approach shot on the sixth hole.
But the shot at the gallery that is the most memorable, is the one Rice would rather forget.
While in position on a steep hill for a blind approach shot, Rice hit a ball that went into the left side of the gallery about 50 feet away. It was a badly missed shot and the ball hit an unsuspecting spectator on her forehead, which sent the woman to the ground bleeding, the NY Times reported on Feb. 7.
She cried in pain as her daughter and medical staff attended to her. Rice apologized to the woman and had her assistant get the injured woman's phone number. Rice told the woman,
"Did I hit you? It was a bad shot. I’m really sorry.”
The injured spectator was back in the gallery when Rice finished on No. 18. The woman refused to give her name, but later told The Associated Press that she was treated for a concussion and given intravenous analgesics.
Although Condoleeza Rice hit the spectator in the head with a golf ball, the woman's wound didn't require stitches.