Caddie struck by water bottle as LIV Adelaide boils over

Ronan MacNamara

Crowd at the 12th during LIV Adelaide (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

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Nick Pugh, who caddies for Lucas Herbert was struck on the back of the head by a water bottle at LIV Golf Adelaide.

Pugh was replacing the flagstick on the 12th hole of Grange Golf Club which is known as the “watering hole” thanks to loud music, enthusiastic fans and plenty of beverages.

The hole is supposed to mimic the famous 16th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale with stadium style grandstands lining the hole.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, more than 30,000 fans packed in on Saturday and Herbert’s group were the last to play with the Aussie closing with a birdie for a 65.

As the crowd erupted in celebration somebody in the crowd launched a bottle which hit Pugh and he dropped to his knees.

“He’s good and he took it really well. He could have been a lot more upset with it, but he took it really well,” Herbert said, according to the Herald. “It’s probably difficult to request someone who has had 15 beers to aim a water bottle away from someone. That’s maybe asking too much.”


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