Caddie Nick Pugh Avoids Injury After Being Hit by Water Bottle at LIV Golf Event

April 27, 2024

Nick Pugh, the caddie for golfer LIV golfer Lucas Herbert, was struck in the head by a water bottle during the second round of the LIV Golf Adelaide on Saturday.

Herbert told Adam Pengilly of The Sydney Morning Herald that Pugh managed to avoid injury after being struck with the bottle after his birdie on No. 12.

“I was worried about him to begin with, but he’s good now,” he said. “He’s good and he took it really well. He could have been a lot more upset with it, but he took it really well. It’s probably difficult to request someone who has had 15 beers to aim a water bottle away from someone. That’s maybe asking too much.”

“[Playing partner] ‘Gracey’ [Branden Grace] made a putt from the top tier and some drinks landed on the green,” he continued. “That’s good fun, and it’s in the right spots so we can deal with it. A few pushed it too far. But the crowd self-policed and they got some boos when they were throwing things too close. That’s about as crazy as it needs to get.”

Herbert shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday, though still trails tournament leader Brendan Steele (-14) by seven strokes.