Sage Steele, who was hit by a faulty tee shot from Jon Rahm in Thursday’s first round of the PGA Championship, gave an update on her status after she was reportedly “covered in blood” and taken to the hospital.
“I just want to thank everyone for their concern and prayers over the past few days,” the ESPN reporter said said in a statement on Saturday. “From the doctors, nurses and EMTs at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa to my doctor and dentist here in Connecticut and my colleagues at ESPN, I am so grateful. With the help of my team, I hope to recover quickly for my three children and get back to work. I look forward to seeing everyone again soon.”
Golf author Geoff Shackelford saw Steele get hit and described what happened. He saw her face covered with blood over her hands.
“I was behind the tee when Rahm hit a hard hook into the trees on the left. He immediately yelled “Front left!” and aggressively waved his arm to the left,” Shackelford wrote. “The impact must have been brutal: Rahm’s shot landed in the middle of the fairway.”
Steele covered the major in Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma for ESPN’s SportsCenter. She had finished her work for the day and was watching the tournament from the approved media gallery.
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