Sage Steele, hit by an errant tee shot from Jon Rahm on Thursday in the PGA Championship first round, gave an update on her status after she was reportedly “covered in blood” and sent to hospital.
“I just want to thank everyone for your concern and your prayers over the past two days,” the ESPN reporter said. said in a press release the Saturday. “From the doctors, nurses and paramedics at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, to my doctor and dentist here in Connecticut and to my colleagues at ESPN, I am so grateful. With the help of my team, I hope to quickly recover for my three children and return to work. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.”
Golf writer Geoff Shackelford saw Steele get hit and described what happened. He saw her covering her face with blood on her hands.
“I was standing behind the tee when Rahm hit a hard hook into the left trees. He immediately shouted “Fore Left!” and aggressively waved his left-pointing arm,” Shackelford wrote. “The impact must have been brutal: Rahm’s tee shot ended up in the center of the fairway.”
Steele was covering the middle finger at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., for ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” She had finished her work for the day and was watching the tournament from the accredited media gallery.
New York Post