AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: A Ryder Cup logo ball is seen on a tee ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 22, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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Golf Fan With “Exploded” Eye Says She Could Have Died at Ryder Cup

Corine Remande believes things would have been worse if the ball hit the side of her head.

The woman who was struck in the eye by a golf ball at the Ryder Cup has said the shot could have killed her instead of blinding her.

Corine Remande, who lost vision in her right eye when Brooks Koepka’s drive on the sixth hole struck her at Le Golf National course, told BBC Sport things would have been worse if the ball hit the side of her head instead of her eye.

“For me, it’s finished. I could not speak with you,” she said. “The doctor said immediately to my husband that it was a very big explosion in my eye and it was impossible for me now to see again with this eye.”

Remande, 49, is planning to sue the organizers of the event because she feels adequate warnings about the errant shot were not provided to spectators.

She claims that there were inadequate safety warnings around the course and that no officials from the event visited her after she was taken to the hospital.

Koepka, who comforted Remande after the ball hit her, apologized for what happened on social media.

Read the full story at BBC Sport