A golf photographer was lucky to walk away after getting hit by a 145-mph drive at close range.
Photographer Cy Cyr shared video of himself on Instagram getting nailed in the stomach by a golf ball during Graeme McDowell's Fantasy Golf Camp.
Cyr said he's been a golf photographer for 20 years, but had never taken a hit.
He also said the drive's speed was being tracked, so that's how he knew it hit him at 145 mph.
Cyr is thankful for the extra padding his "big belly" provided.
When one of @graeme_mcdowell 's Fantasy Golf Campers rips a 145mph drive on the first tee of the very first hole of first inaugural fantasy weekend into your big belly at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, you count your lucky stars the Callaway didn't do real damage. Angelo, "The Assassin," felt horrible for the accident and we quickly became friends. Many thanks to GMac and Ritz Orlando golf staff for making sure I was OK. GMac made Angelo hit driver on the range while using Trackman, which is how we knew it was 145mph! I've been a golf photographer for 20 years, had a few close calls, but never seriously hit…until the Assassin came to town. #golf #golfphotography #gmac #ritzcarlton #orlando #florida #usa #assassin