Sage Steele, hit by an errant Jon Rahm tee shot on Thursday through the first spherical of the PGA Championship, offered an replace on her standing after she was reportedly “covered in blood” and despatched to the hospital.
“I simply wish to thank everybody to your concern and prayers over the last couple of days,” the ESPN reporter said in a statement on Saturday. “From the medical doctors, nurses and EMTs at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, to my physician and dentist right here in Connecticut, and my co-workers at ESPN, I’m so grateful. With the assistance of my staff, I hope to get better rapidly for my three youngsters, and get again to work. Wanting ahead to seeing everybody once more quickly.”
Golf author Geoff Shackelford noticed Steele get hit and described what occurred. He noticed her masking her face with blood over her palms.
“I used to be standing behind the tee when Rahm hit a tough hook into the left bushes. He instantly yelled ‘Fore Left!’ and aggressively waved his arm pointing left,” Shackelford wrote. “The influence should have been brutal: Rahm’s tee shot ended up within the middle of the golf green.”
Steele was masking the foremost at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., for ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” She had completed her work for the day and was watching the event from the gallery of credentialed media.