April 19, 2009 in Sports

Fast Break

 

Golf

Will he sign it “Carl Spackler”?

One day after she was plunked on the head by Bill Murray’s wayward tee shot, Gayle DiMaggio had a request: a signed copy of his movie “Caddyshack.”

The actor, meanwhile, was back on the course Saturday for the second round of the Outback Pro-Am. And the course marshals took no chances: They wore hard hats.

DiMaggio lives on the course where Murray hooked his shot far to the left of the No. 9 hole at TPC Tampa Bay in Florida. She was hit on the left temple Friday as she stood in her backyard to watch the first round. She never lost consciousness but needed stitches at a hospital.

“He came over and laid down on the ground with me and he was very concerned, asking if I was OK,” she said. “Once he knew I was OK and not seriously hurt, then he started joking with me, asking how many fingers he was holding up.”

DiMaggio was at it again Saturday, watching the second round, and was almost conked again. This time, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks nearly hit her. But when Murray was about to shoot, she took cover. DiMaggio stayed inside her screen enclosure until the actor’s foursome teed off. Friends and family stood in her yard wearing hard hats.

The 58-year-old comedian joked through most of his partners’ shots on their first tee Saturday. When Murray stepped up for his shot, the course marshals also donned hard hats.

His drive was a perfect draw down the fairway.

College football

Photographer hit by sky diver

A Ravalli (Mont.) Republic photographer suffered a broken arm when he was hit by a skydiver while photographing the University of Montana spring scrimmage.

Sepp Jannotta was shooting pictures of the Silvertip skydiving team from the 50-yard line of the Corvallis HS football field when the skydiver crashed into him, Loren Hochhalter with the Ravalli County sheriff’s department told the Missoulian.

The incident happened just before the 1 p.m. kickoff.

Jannotta was treated at a Hamilton hospital. The skydiver was not injured.

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