Viktor Hovland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Friday with an damage after he bought sand in his eye whereas taking a bunker shot in warmups.
Hovland, 23, shared an image on social media with a bandage over his left eye, explaining how his damage prevented him from persevering with after taking a double bogey on the primary gap, his tenth of the second spherical at Torrey Pines.
“First time for every thing.. Hit a bunker shot in my heat up at the moment and caught some sand in my left eye. Sometimes, when confronted with such an unlucky circumstance, the remedial motion is to blink just a few occasions for the sand to clear. Nonetheless, the distinctive San Diego sand determined to linger,” his Instagram publish learn.
Hovland stated he determined to try to push by regardless of “diminished eyesight” however in the end couldn’t play by the damage.
“A number of extra bogeys inevitably ensued and on gap 18 (my ninth gap), the slowly enhancing imaginative and prescient took a flip for the more serious … hate to withdraw however might be again quickly. Thanks for the messages!”
Hovland was seen by medical employees twice earlier than having to withdraw. He shot 74 on Thursday and was 6 over par within the second spherical, based on PGATour.com.
The Related Press contributed to this report.