WATCH: Pat Perez leaves fan bleeding

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Should professionals face disciplinary action if they fail to warn spectators of wayward shots?

Pat Perez has been heavily criticised by fellow PGA Tour professionals and fans alike after the American hit several errant shots into the galleries during the final round of the Genesis Open – one of which left a fan bleeding heavily from his head.

Perez watched his ball sail well right of the fairway at the par 4 12th but refused to shout “Fore!”

Unbelievably, Perez then hit another spectator with his tee shot at 15:

The subject of warning the crowd has been a much debated topic with the European Tour having to remind their players last November that if they didn’t they could face discipline.

Many fans and players alike were angered by the fact that 40-year-old Perez hadn’t warned those watching of his errant shots, including Irishman Shane Lowry:

Is it time the PGA Tour introduced tougher sanctions for players who fail to notify the crowd of a wayward shot?

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