A Ryder Cup spectator's eyeball 'exploded' after being hit by a shot from Brooks Koepka — and she's considering taking legal action

  • A Ryder Cup spectator is considering taking legal action against tournament organizers after she was blinded in one eye by a stray Brooks Koepka drive.
  • The injury was not thought to be serious at first, however, the fan now says she suffered an "explosion of the eyeball" and has lost sight out of one eye.
  • Corine Remande, who travelled to Paris from Egypt for the tournament, says officials failed to warn the crowd of the incoming ball.
  • "More than anything I want them to take care of all the medical bills to make sure there is no risk of infection," she said.
  • 28-year-old Koepka said he felt "terrible" for hitting the woman.

A spectator at the Ryder Cup golf tournament who was hit by a stray Brooks Koepka drive on Friday has lost sight in one eye.

The woman, Corine Remande, said she is considering taking legal action against tournament organisers who failed to alert the crowd that the ball was travelling towards them.

"Doctors told me I had lost the use of that eye," Remande told Agence France-Presse, according to The Guardian. "It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit. I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye and then I felt the blood start to pour. The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye-socket and an explosion of the eyeball."

The US Open champion was teeing off on the sixth hole with partner Tony Finau when his first shot veered left into the crowd gathered on the side of the fairway.

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Frenchwoman Corine Remande, 49, poses on October 3, 2018 in Lyon after she said she was taking legal action against the golf Ryder Cup event's organisers after being hit and lost sight in her right eye on Friday's opening day, when Brooks Koepka's drive on the par-four sixth hole careered into the crowd at Le Golf National, near Paris. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
US golfer Brooks Koepka (R) reacts next to an injured spectator who fell during the fourball match on the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris on September 28, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
US golfer Brooks Koepka (C) reacts next to an injured spectator who fell during the fourball match on the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris on September 28, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
US golfer Brooks Koepka (R) reacts next to an injured spectator who fell during the fourball match on the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris on September 28, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Brooks Koepka of the United States signs a glove and gives it to a lady who was hit by the ball on the sixth during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Brooks Koepka of the United States signs a glove and gives it to a lady who was hit by the ball on the sixth during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Frenchwoman Corine Remande, 49, poses on October 3, 2018 in Lyon after she said she was taking legal action against the golf Ryder Cup event's organisers after being hit and lost sight in her right eye on Friday's opening day, when Brooks Koepka's drive on the par-four sixth hole careered into the crowd at Le Golf National, near Paris. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
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"I didn't actually see her at first," Koepka recalled later, according to The Guardian. "I didn't know I hit anybody and then someone from the crowd yelled, 'You hit someone.'"

"It seems just about every week we're hitting somebody, and you know, it's unfortunate. You're never trying to," Koepka added.

Remande said she appreciated the gesture from Koepka who came over to check she was ok and handed her a signed glove.

However, she thinks more could have been done by tournament officials to warn her of the incoming ballistic: "Quite clearly, there is responsibility on the part of the organisers," Remande said after coming out of a specialist eye hospital in Paris, according to Sky News.

"Officials did not shout any warning as the player's ball went into the crowd."

The golf fan says she'll be consulting with a lawyer in the coming days.

"More than anything I want them to take care of all the medical bills to make sure there is no risk of infection," she said.

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