PGA Tour Golfer Tripp Isenhour Charged with Killing a Hawk With Golf Ball Shot

Tripp Isenhour

ORLANDO, Fla. — PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour was charged with killing a protected migratory a red-shouldered hawk with a golf ball.

The offense occurred in December when Isenhour was filming a video segment for the television show “Shoot Like A Pro.”A red-shouldered hawk was interfering with background noise, forcing the video crew to record another take. The hawk moved closer, and the golfer hit several balls at the bird, which was struck and fell to the ground, bleeding from both nostrils.

Tripp Isenhour, 39, whose real name is John Henry Isenhour III, was charged with cruelty to animals and killing a protected migratory bird.