Schaub hits local woman with tee shot

Updated: July 19, 2009, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

STATELINE, Nev. -- Sally Capehart learned first hand the dangers of attending a celebrity golf tournament. She was watching from about 10 yards left of the par-3, 17th green bordering Lake Tahoe on Sunday when the tee shot of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub hit her on top of her head.

"Are you serious?" Schaub said as he arrived at the green.

"I'm so sorry. I had no idea I hit somebody," he told the woman who lives about 20 miles from Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course.

Schaub autographed a golf ball for Capehart, who clearly was in pain for several minutes. She told paramedics she thought she was all right but had some ringing in her ears and went to the hospital as a precaution.

"It's my first golf tournament," she said, adding that she'd probably come back to another "if I don't get hit in the head."


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