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Most golfers will feel nervous playing up the famous 18th hole on the Old Course at St Andrews, and Lewis Capaldi was no different.

The famous singer, who was spotted enjoying a round on the Open Championship venue yesterday, had a moment to forget before crossing the Swilcan Bridge.

Capaldi was left embarrassed when he sliced a wild tee shot which flew miles right of the fairway and struck a gleaming Mercedes-Benz.

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He was pictured looking away in shock while his caddie and friend couldn’t help but laugh.

Fortunately for Capaldi, the vehicle owner drove off after finding no damage to his car.

One eyewitness told the Courier what he remembered of the errant drive, which hit the vehicle with an “almighty thud”.

He said: “It was a terrible shot, which he sliced right away from where it was intended to go. It hit the car with an almighty thud.

“Moments later the owner got out to inspect the windscreen and bodywork before getting back in the car and driving away. The singer’s lucky it didn’t do any damage.

“I must admit his pals were giving him some stick about it. He’s obviously a much better singer than he is a golfer.”

The 26-year-old was in the Fife town for some downtime just days before performing at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.

Having headlined Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Camperdown Park, Capaldi has spent plenty of time in the area recently, and isn’t the only one to have fancied a round of golf.

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Harry Styles and the Jonas Brothers were also spotted on the links course over the last month.

But word spread quickly that Lewis Capaldi was in town, and the Brit Award winner, who opted to wear a pair of shorts and a stone island jumper, made plenty of time for his fans.

The pop superstar is set to visit Fife and Perth for more shows in August, so could do with aiming a bit further left off the tee if he returns to the Old Course.

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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