'Oh my God' - US golfer Jim Furyk forced to jump away from falling fence mid-interview at PGA Champs

USA golfer Jim Furyk had a close escape, narrowly escaping a falling fence during an interview ahead of the PGA Championships at Bellerive Golf Course in Missouri.

Footage of the interview shows Furyk begin to answer a question near the 18th green when he suddenly looks up and dives away as the reporter comes into shot while shielding himself.

“Oh my God,” one person says.

People then run towards the camera asking if people are okay.

The narrow escape occurred when a picket fence gave way as fans were trying to chase autographs.

The collapse of the fence caused some spectators to fall almost 2.5 metres, though no serious injuries occurred.

“The safety of spectators is our top priority. This afternoon the temporary fencing in the spectator areas around the course was inspected and reinforced to ensure it is secure,” the PGA tour said in a statement in response.

Jordan Spieth was reportedly just metres away from the incident as well and signed a glove for a young fan involved. 

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