I'm actually surprised that this doesn't happen more often - especially considering the choppy conditions that a tournament like the British Open is known for. But anyway, it happened. A professional golfer shattered a super-expensive HD camera with a shot out of the tall grass at Muirfield.
It was Thomas Bjorn, whose errant shot that cracked the lens of the $80,000 camera was only the first disaster to befall the golfer on hole #1. He ended the hole with a double bogey.
Trey Wingo provides us with a close up of the damage:
and now...the evidence RT @ ESPN TV camera on first fairway after Thomas Bjorn's second shot from the rough!! pic.twitter.com/kMCO8WtSYe
— trey wingo (@wingoz) July 18, 2013
ESPN's David Scott confirms that the camera is back up and running:
— David Scott (@ESPNprDScott) July 18, 2013