Do you accept this bruise?
Matt James is trying to make things right after accidentally hitting a photographer with a golf ball due to an errant tee shot.
On Feb. 9, the former "Bachelor" star was taking part in the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona. While teeing off, he sliced the golf ball horribly and sent it into the throng of credentialed photographers who'd lined up to shoot him.
The ball hit a photographer named Steve Cortez in the thigh, but thankfully there were no serious injuries and two even laughed off the shank.
"I just really want to apologize again for [hitting you]," the "Dancing With the Stars" alum said afterward in a video for the PGA. "I was not aiming for you — frankly, I don't think I was aiming for anything and that's the problem. I probably shouldn't have even stepped out here."
Matt immediately checked on the Steve and even offered up the demonic golf ball.
"We came centimeters from causing some real damage," Matt said. "I will be back next year, but don't fret because I'm gonna put in a lot of work between now and then, and it's only up. I owe you a beer, I owe you dinner."
Steve, the photographer, told a PGA crew member of Matt, "He's a good guy. He felt bad."
The reality TV star later joked on his Instagram Story that he "can't legally hold or swing a golf club … until I undergo 100 hours of intense golf training. [Which is] warranted."
After learning that Matt plans to return next year, Steve promised, "Next year, I'm wearing a cup."