WATCH: Jimmy Anderson Hits Himself In Face With Golf Ball

The England cricketer was attempting to punch one out of the trees and it went wrong...

Jimmy Anderson Hits Himself In Face With Golf Ball

The England cricketer was attempting to punch one out of the trees and it went wrong...

WATCH: Jimmy Anderson Hits Himself In Face With Golf Ball

Cricketer James Anderson may well have a fairly large bruise after an unlucky shot on the golf course over the weekend.

England’s all-time leading test wicket taker, who bats left handed but plays golf right handed, was attempting to play out of the trees at Stoke Park but it didn't quite go to plan.

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Instead of punching it back out into play, he appeared to have hit it straight into a tree root and his ball ricocheted back up into his face... Ouch!

Watch the video, which has had over 1 million views online, below:

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Stewart Broad who was behind the camera seemed very concerned initially, saying "Oh no! Oh my god!"

He did confirm Anderson was fine on Twitter and posted nine laughing emojis.

England's Barmy Army edited the clip to make Anderson look like he had hit a worldie...

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x