Camillo Villegas is surprised it doesn't happen more often on the PGA Tour.
On the par-4 16th, Villegas's errant drive hit Steve Zirger in the back of the head. Villegas hung his drive out to the right, a popular bailout for golfers and a popular hangout for golf fans.
Zirger, from Tiffin, Ohio, left on a stretcher with a bandage wrapped around his head, bound for the emergency room at Hilton Head Hospital.
Villegas gave Zirger a golf glove, then hit his second shot from a few feet away while Zirger was receiving help.
"It's unfortunate, but when you have so many fans out here -- especially 10 and 16, you get that little corner there and you've got trouble on the left on both holes," Villegas said. "Everybody's trying to bail right. It was unfortunate to hit the guy. He seemed to be doing okay -- not great, obviously. But it happens. All I could say is sorry and that I hope he is OK."
Zirger was conscious and talking, asking whether Villegas made par or birdie before he was wheeled away.
A nearby fan passed out on the cart path about the same time Zirger was hit. He was taken to a first aid tent for evaluation.
A day earlier, a woman in bleachers near the 9th green was struck by a Marc Leishman's wayward approach shot from a wooded area off the right side of the fairway.