Bryson DeChambeau’s first action in the Ryder Cup saw the American’s drive hit a spectator in the ankle near the first green.
The world number 7 was kicked out of the morning foursomes and had to wait for the afternoon fourballs to start before hitting a blow.
And on the first, paired with Scottie Scheffler, he had an immediate impact, unfortunately for the viewer it was with his legs as DeChambeau sought to drive the green to the opening hole.
The hard-hitting American has been accused on numerous occasions of not yelling “ahead” and the compact crowd on the pitch apparently didn’t know the ball was moving in their direction, with the woman in question appearing surprised when she was hit.
DeChambeau then hacked and hit his putt for the half with Tyrrell Hatton already close.
It took more than 45 minutes for both teams to stand out in the afternoon’s four-ball standings with Xander Sc Chaudele’s birdie in third, putting him and Dustin Johnson in the lead against Paul Casey and Bernd Wiesberger.
This was quickly followed by a birdie from Justin Thomas in the final match of Game 1 as they led a win over Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland.