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Pro Golfer Slams His Club, Spectator Needs 6 Stitches

Kevin Stadler's broken club hits a bystander in the head
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
Golfer's Fit of Anger Results in 6 Stitches for Spectator
Kevin Stadler, left, stands next to his father Craig Stadler on the 12th tee during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

(Newser) – If pro golfer Kevin Stadler wants to achieve the same greatness as his dad, former Masters champion Craig Stadler, he might want to work on his anger management. While competing in Portland Friday in a Web.com tournament—kind of a PGA minor league—Stadler slammed his club against the turf and his foot, reports ESPN. The club shattered, and one piece hit a spectator in the head, resulting in six stitches. "It's been a while since I've seen so much blood," fellow golfer Shaun Micheel wrote in a since-deleted post. A tournament official says Stadler was rattled after the incident, and he failed to make the cut. (Read more golf stories.)

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