GRANBURY (CBS11) – A bloodied head and a great story to go with it.
That’s how 25-year-old Elisa Buster is talking about a misfortune at the Dean and DeLuca Colonial Golf Tournament over the weekend.
And now she has gained internet fame as a result of it.
Buster says she was walking along the 11th hole on Saturday when pro golfer Tony Finau was teeing off on the par 5 hole
“Someone said, ‘watch out’ and next thing I knew a golf ball hit me on the head,” said Buster.
Finau had sailed his shot into the crowd and the ball hit Buster right in the head.
“The next thing I knew Tony was right in front of me, just saying ‘hi’ and checking to see if I was okay, and the first thing he said was, wow that’s a lot of blood’.”
Finau apologized profusely before the golf fan had to be rushed to a hospital for stitches.
Little did Buster know that Finau wasn’t done apologizing.
Hours later, after she was released from the hospital, the golfer showed up at her house to say sorry on more time.
“He gave me some flowers and some chocolates, and he gave me a get well soon card, and on the bottom it said from your new favorite golfer,” said Buster. “He said that he had actually been hit in the head with a golf ball as well a few years back and he was hospitalized for like three days.”
Pictures posted on social media by Buster documenting her misfortune and Finau’s apology have now gone viral.
Finau may have finished in the 34th spot at the Colonial but his apologetic gesture won him the hearts of many golf fans.
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