Tiger Woods apologizes to a fan who got hit with an errant tee shot. Woods, practicing for the Ryder Cup, hit a bad tee shot on No.18. (Andy Nesbitt, USA TODAY Sports)
By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY
The Ryder Cup started on an ominous note for one of the world's greatest golfers.
During a practice round for the Ryder Cup, a Tiger Woods tee shot went wild and conked a fan on the head.
The drive came on No. 18 at Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago.
The spectator told Woods that it wasn't his fault but Woods drew a laugh by saying yes it was. Woods ended up signing a glove for the fan who had been knocked out cold and taken to first aid.
Woods repeatedly apologized to the fan.