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Woman Blinded At Ryder Cup Says People Didn't Help And Just Took Photos

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Woman Blinded At Ryder Cup Says People Didn't Help And Just Took Photos

A woman who lost sight in her right eye after being hit by a golf ball at the Ryder Cup, has spoken out about how the crowd chose to take photos of her, rather than get help.

Corine Remande, 49, was hit by a Brooks Koepka drive on the sixth hole at the opening day of the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, near Paris.

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After the ball hit, she fell to the ground and received medical attention from the team before she was rushed to hospital in Lyon, where scans showed she had a fracture and 'explosion of the eyeball'. Doctors later confirmed to the woman that she had lost sight in her eye.

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Since then she stated she is taking legal action after being hit by the ball.

She told Sky News she was scared she would be trampled by crowds while she laid injured on the ground.

She said: "Before being moved, in a big mess, I was afraid of being trampled because Tiger Woods was coming and the crowd was growing around us.

"What shocked me too was that the spectators were taking pictures of me, but no one was calling for help."

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Corine said she is angry and has made the claims pectators on the green weren't warned that the ball was heading in their direction, but the organisers say 'fore' was 'shouted several times'.

They also told Sky they had been in contact with Corine and her family since.

Corine said: "They did not [shout fore]. To make a show, the organisers moved the tees forward on the sixth hole to allow the big hitters to reach the green in one shot.

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"Without warning the spectators, the public cannot see the players and anticipate and protect themselves. That's why I'm angry."

She also made the claim for three days after the incident no one from the Ryder Cup visited her or reached out to her.

She said: "We have now filed a complaint in order to have answers to our questions, to challenge all the organisers on behalf of the safety of the public."

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Koepka came out to say his 'stomach sank' when he found out about the extent of Corine's injuries, added and it was 'probably one of the worst days of my life'.

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Topics: Golf, News

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