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 is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x