December 14, 2012

Bode Miller Hits Wife in Face with Golf Drive: U.S. ski racer Bode Miller struck his wife Morgan Beck Miller near her left eye with an errant golf drive, leaving her with a gruesome facial injury that required 50 stitches. Bode's description of what happened is less than clear: "[The drive] wasn't really errant, I was trying to not hit the tree she was hiding behind, and I didn't."

posted by rcade to golf at 11:03 PM - 2 comments

Sounds like a snap hook to me.

posted by jm_mosier at 07:13 AM on December 15, 2012

Was this an accident or not? Bode Miller is not a professional golfer, and few who are not can drive a golf ball with sufficient accuracy to purposely nail someone in the head. It's never a good idea to play a shot with someone in front of you, tree or no tree. I carried a nice bruise on my thigh for 2 or 3 weeks after someone from an adjacent fairway thought he could place one across the dogleg formed where the fairway I was in bent. He apologized, said he was trying to hit the ball high, but I knew the guy, he had about a 19 handicap, was hitting a 2-iron, and really didn't have a clue. The rest of my foursome held me back before I did something really stupid. Anyway, in Bode Miller's defense, he seems to carry that good northern New Hampshire trait of engaging the brain long after beginning the action.

posted by Howard_T at 02:03 PM on December 15, 2012

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