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Tyler Duncan hits wife in head with errant shot at AT&T Byron Nelson

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    Written by Mike McAllister @PGATOUR_MikeMc

    DALLAS – Tyler Duncan’s lone bogey Friday during his second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson came at the par-4 13th at Trinity Forest. His wife Maria, however, felt the sting as well.

    Duncan inadvertently hit his wife with an approach shot that drifted right of the green. After the ball took a bounce, it hit Maria before settling 34 yards away from the pin. Duncan failed to get up-and-down, the only blemish on his 5-under 66 that left him at 12 under and tied for second heading into the weekend.

    “I had a little mud on the ball, little unfortunate timing there and shot out to the right,” Duncan explained.

    He was unaware he had struck his wife until finishing his round.

    “Took a big bounce and hit her, I guess,” Duncan said. “I didn't know until after the round. … I'm just happy she's not hurt, and I was with her a while ago.”

    This is not the first time Maria has been struck by a golf ball.

    “Not long after we started dating, she actually got hit in the head by another ball, a random ball from the driving range,” Duncan said. “She's dodged two hits to the head. I'm sure most people can't say that.”

    Tyler and Maria were wed in her hometown of Jasper, Indiana, in October of 2017, just two weeks after Duncan played his first event as a PGA TOUR member.