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This is what it's like to be hit by a pro golfer's shot

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There are a lot of things you'd like to experience for yourself.

Then there's getting struck by a pro golfer's shot from 15 yards away.

Bud Cauley, a tour professional, was hitting from the rough at last week's Byron Nelson Classic outside of Dallas. A fan thought he'd record the action.

It's so easy these days. You pull out your phone. Try to remember to hold in landscape mode. (Our golf enthusiast forgot.) And there you have it.

Unless, that is, the shot comes straight at you.

Then what do you do?

David Gregornik of Dallas told me his friend was holding the phone when Cauley launched his projectile. Gregornik said the friend, whom he didn't name, was at his first golf tournament.

The friend didn't know you aren't supposed to record or take photos at golf tournaments.

Gregornik said the pair were standing right in front of a TV tower and, though it looks as if they were in the line of fire, they actually weren't.

"The ball popped out pretty far left and hot. Right at us," Gregornik told me. "I turned and the ball hit me in the knuckle, hence the loud pop noise when it hit."

He said they were around 15 yards away from Cauley.

Gregornik said Cauley did come up and ask if he was alright. But that's as far as the conversation went.

"I was hoping to get a signed glove," Gregornik said. "All I got was a bruised knuckle."

Life's like that, David. Sometimes pain comes with no compensation.

The recording was posted to Twitter by Milwaukee Bucks senior sales associate Devin Grainger, a friend of a friend.

Club head speed can reach 175 mph or more from a golf shot, so the ball is past you -- or into you -- before you can react.

Gregornik is lucky to merely have a damaged knuckle. He might have to wear a glove to protect himself for the next few days.

I hear signed gloves offer more protection.

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