VIDEO: Errant Chip Shot From Vijay Singh Sends Fan to the Ground Soaked in Beer

Published 07/10/2021, 6:00 AM EDT


We recently saw the conclusion of the U.S. Open 2021 at Torrey Pines. Jon Rahm reigned supreme with a fantastic performance, and now the U.S. Open Senior Championship is currently taking center stage at the Omaha Country Club. That’s where 58-year-old Vijay Singh chipped his ball into a fan who then toppled onto the ground and soaked himself in beer. 

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Yes, you read that right. Here’s exactly what happened: Vijay Singh presented himself with a terrible approach shot after an errant swing from the tee box. The 34-time PGA Tour champion had to play his shot from deep rough which made things tricky. 

As Singh swung his club for the chip, he did not get the desired output. Instead of making the fairway, he hit an unaware fan who then faced dire consequences. The ball hit the fan who then toppled onto the ground and spilled his beer all over him. It was not a pretty sight to see. 

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While the fall was absolutely bad, Vijay Singh did not seem concerned about it which made things a bit funny. After hitting the shot, Singh walked over to the area where the fan was laying down on the ground and seemed more concerned about placing his tee marker to fix the ball position! 

Vijay Singh had a dismaying start in the U.S. Open Senior Championship

Just like the fan, Vijay Singh’s day did not go well at the U.S. Open Senior Championship. He opened his campaign with a wayward 5-over-75, which included three bogeys and a triple bogey. 

That did not help Singh make his mark on the leaderboard. An opening round 75 never tends to end well, but the three-time major champion bounced back with an even-par round on Friday. He shot a 70, which included birdies on the par-5 sixth and the par-4 13th holes. 

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Singh was T48 on the leaderboard after two rounds at the U.S. Senior Open Championship. His 36-hole score of +5 was fortunate enough to get him over the cutline at the Omaha Country Club. 

The cutline was drawn at +7 and the Fijian made it through by two strokes. Singh’s best T5 finish at the U.S. Senior Open championship came back in 2014. Can he improve it this year?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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