Found July 18, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
An errant shot off the club of Thomas Bjorn left an expensive camera shattered at the British Open on Thursday.The destructive moment came on Bjorn's second shot on the first hole during the first round.ESPN's Mike Tirico estimated that the camera lens costs $80,000, and jokingly said that the bill was on its way to Denmark, the place Bjorn calls home.Here is video of Bjorn's infamous swing from the rough:Via For the Win

The Open is off to a smashing start

You never know what to expect when PGA players have to navigate the difficult terrain of a links course. Take Thomas Bjorn second shot on the first hole at Muirfield in the Open Championship. That’s what a broken $50,000 ESPN camera lens looks like. Trey Wingo tweeted out a picture of the damage: and now…the evidence RT @ ESPN TV camera on first fairway after Thomas Bjorn'...

Thomas Bjorn destroys lens of camera valued at $80,000 (vid/pic)

The British Open got off to a smashing start on Thursday courtesy of a shot by Thomas Bjorn. With his ball entrenched deep in the rough of the famed first hole at Muirfield, Bjorn took a big hack. The unpredictable nature of how a ball will travel out of that gangly mess of grasses resulted [...]The post Thomas Bjorn destroys lens of camera valued at $80,000 (vid/pic) appeared first...

Thomas Bjorn smashes camera with errant shot at British Open (Video)

Golfer Thomas Bjorn got off to a precarious start on the very first hole of Thursday's first round of the British Open tournament when he smashed the lens of an ESPN camera with an errant shot. Bjorn's tee shot landed in the rough on the side of the fairway, which led to the shot that broke the camera lens: ESPN TV camera on first fairway after Thomas Bjorn's second...

Video: Thomas Bjorn smashes ESPN camera with one swing at British Open

Golfer Thomas Bjorn smashes an $80,000 camera with one swing on the first day of the 2013 British Open at Muirfield.

Bjorn Bjusts A Camera At Bjritish

((HT: ESPN)) It's the first day of the Open Championship over at Muirfield... There already have been some surprises... Some guy named Shiv Kapoor, ranked higher than 200th in the world, lead for a while... so did Mark O'Meara and Zach Johnson tore up the front side. Phil Mickelson had some harsh words for the R&A over their pin placements and Ian Poulter decided...

Thomas Bjorn broke an $80k camera lens with a wayward shot

Thomas Bjorn Smashes $80,000 ESPN Camera With Shot Out of Rough at British Open (Video)

That first hole is a doozy. Thomas Bjorn spent part of his Wednesday learning how to navigate the challenges of Muirfield, the site of this year’s British Open, but it wasn’t just sand traps and rough lies that gave him fits in his practice round. As Bjorn worked his way out of the rough on the first hole, his approach was impeded by an ESPN camera, which took his shot right...

Bjorn breaks $80,000 camera lens

Fore! Thomas Bjorn hit a camera lens on the first hole at Muirfield after hitting out of the rough. In the video, you can see the lens shatter and then are barely able to see what is on the screen. ESPN's Mike Tirico said that the camera lens costs $80,000, and that a bill would be sent to Denmark immediately to be it replaced (jokingly). Bjorn ended up making a double-bogey...

Thomas Bjorn British Open Shot Breaks $80K Camera

  Looks like ESPN will need to layoff some workers after what happened this morning at the British Open. What we have here…

Thomas Bjorn breaks camera at The Open Championship

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark was trying to hit a shot out of the rough when he pulled his shot and it headed straight for one of ESPN’s cameras.  It the camera square on the lens and Mike Tirico said that the camera cost $80,000.  Something tells me they won’t make Bjorn pay to replace it. The Open Championship is live on ESPN, and we've already lost one camera to an unfortunately...

More British Open Funnies: Tom Rinaldi Leaves Jordan Speith Hanging After Underwear Quote

Haha! Since we are pretty sure everything not normal happens in 3's, the British Open should be good at least for today. 1st there was the golfball hitting the camera and breaking the lens on ESPN. Thanks Thomas Bjorn. You can see that video from a previous story RIGHT HERE Then there was Charl Schwartzel throwing...and breaking his club after a bad day and shot he...
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