WATCH: Both angles of Max Homa’s tree shot that gave one fan a near-death experience

Max Homa

Being anywhere in a 360-degree field in front of a golfer carries a certain risk.

Golf fans should know this, but one got a little reminder and also left with an incredible video.

The first angle shown in the video below shows Max Homa striking a rescue attempt straight into a tree.

However, from the reverse angle, you can see just how close the ball came to hitting a fan.

The second video does make it seem that the person making the video had to have been struck by the shot.

That’s just down to the angles, though, and Homa himself came out to clear up that he hadn’t killed anyone at Sawgrass.

We also hope they track down the Hyena that got loose on the course.

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Can a golf ball kill you?

Although a golf ball can kill you, it is incredibly rare, with only a few incidents of golf ball-related fatality documented.

While millions of individuals are hurt by golf clubs and balls each year, fatalities are extremely rare; yet, unusual deaths occur every year all around the world.

In 2021, an Australian man was felled by an inaccurate shot while playing in Victoria. The 69-year-old survived the initial strike, but his condition deteriorated over the next week, and he died a few days after the original incident.

Most golf ball contacts are accidental, and usually the impact takes place after the ball has lost speed.

Even though death percentages from golf ball strikes are low it is worth repeating that you probably don’t want to be standing in the path of a ball struck by a top golf professional.

If you are struck in the head by a golf ball, your odds of dying are extremely low – less than one percent – but you might still sustain catastrophic injuries. A golf ball blow to the head can cause concussions, bruises, and even nausea, so cease playing and get medical assistance immediately, since symptoms can appear subsequent to the injury and can be severe.

Studies conducted in Scotland discovered that golf clubs, rather than golf balls, were responsible for the majority of golfing catastrophes, particularly among children.

Many injuries occur off the course, particularly at home when individuals play with equipment or use it in a dangerous manner.

The golf ball’s design, which compresses on impact, makes it a less-than-lethal projectile in most cases. Golf balls are designed to do many things, but luckily killing people isn’t one of them.