WATCH: Marshal takes hilarious tumble at Open de France on DP World Tour

Day two of the Open de France first offered this bizarre moment involving DP World Tour pro Thomas Pieters, now we have this.

Spare a thought for this poor, poor soul as this moment was caught on camera at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

We pick up the action as Jamie Donaldson – who you might remember hit that clutch approach shot that helped clinch the 2014 Ryder Cup for Team Europe – is playing his second into the par-4 seventh hole.

Donaldson was 6-under par at the time and his approach wasn’t exactly the type of shot that merited raising one hand firmly in the sky like he did at Gleneagles that made Paul McGinley giddy with excitement.

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However, watching this marshal… this poor, poor marshal get up, fall overthen frantically try and get to his feet was a spectacular moment.

The bloke even manages to lose his hat. Talk about a Bambi on ice moment. We hope that he’s okay.


Absolutely superb. Perhaps what made it even better was the commentary immediately afterwards.

“Oh dear…oh dear,” DP World Tour broadcaster Alison Whitaker said. “Hopefully he’s okay…”

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In actual golf news, it was the Danish youngster Rasmus Hojgaard who opened up a seven-stroke lead after 36 holes at the Open de France.

The 24-year-old is searching for his fourth career win and carded a ridiculous 10 birdies en route to an opening round of 62. He followed that with a 65.

Elsewhere, Patrick Reed, who joined the LIV Golf Invitational Series, missed the cut.

He spent the earlier part of the week complaining about the alleged treatment at the hands of the DP World Tour.

“It’s a slap in the face not to invite me to the press conference, or not to have me play the pro-am and all those things,” Reed told Journal Du Golf.

“At the end of the day, it’s just my golf that I have control over. I’m here to support the Tour, France and all the people who are here.

“But I don’t see why we can’t move from the LIV to the European Tour like we usually move from the PGA Tour to the European Tour.

“A lot of players understand and support my choice and have nothing against me. I didn’t feel any animosity against me since then.”

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