Tiger played poorly and twice hit a spectator with his golf ball. If someone was injured badly, could the injured spectator sue for damages, distress, lost income, etc? Tiger signed two gloves which is hardly compensation.
If i hit someone with my golf ball i am liable for damage or injuries. Are the pros protected by some law or tradition? Do you think individuals carry insurance or all are covered by some PGA umbrella coverage?
What about in baseball or hockey? Hit by a foul line drive or flying puck and get your teeth knocked out will cost plenty and may easily find a lawyer.