During the first round of the Outback Pro-Am Friday, Bill managed to hook drive so far left that he hit spectator Gail DiMaggio as she was watching the tournament from her front yard. Her yard was a full street over from the golf course.
His playing partners Hal Sutton, Jeff Sluman and Fred Paglia continued while Murray’s caddie took him in a cart to the woman’s yard, where paramedics were attending to her. Tournament officials said DiMaggio was lying on the ground, but conscious and moving.
“I wasn’t sure I was in bounds or not,” Murray said. “And I saw this NBC golf cart coming at me and he said, ‘I hate to be the one to tell you this but you hit a lady. She’s down on the ground.’ That is, you know, sobering.”
Murray said DiMaggio was taken to a local hospital.”She was overjoyed when she saw me because she said she had come out to see me and her husband had just said, ‘I hope he hits it over here,’ ” said Murray, who did not finish his round.