The European Tour has pledged "support for as long as necessary" to the spectator struck in the eye by a ball during last week's Ryder Cup.

Corine Remande was struck by a wayward tee shot by three-time major winner Brooks Koepka on the par-four sixth hole at Le Golf National in Paris and there have been reports she could lose the sight in her right eye.

The 49-year-old Frenchwoman was treated on the course and in a nearby hospital before being transferred to Lyon.

In a statement released to Press Association Sport, a Ryder Cup spokesperson said: "It is distressing to hear that someone might suffer long-term consequences from a ball strike.

"The spectator hit by a ball at the sixth hole during Friday's play was treated by first responders immediately and taken to hospital.

"We have been in communication with the family involved, starting with the immediate on-course treatment and thereafter to provide support, helping with the logistics of repatriation, including providing a transfer for the family from Paris to Lyon. We will continue to offer support for as long as necessary.

"Ball strikes are an occasional hazard for spectators but this kind of incident is extremely rare. We can confirm that 'fore' was shouted several times but also appreciate how hard it can be to know when and where every ball is struck if you are in the crowd.

"We are hugely sympathetic and will do everything we can to support the spectator, insofar as that is possible under very difficult circumstances."

US Open champion Koepka swiftly apologised to Remande following the incident.

Brooks Koepka's tee shot hit Corine Remande

Remande however has said that she plans to seek legal action, claiming there was no warning from officials before the ball hurtled into the gallery.

"Quite clearly, there is responsibility on the part of the organisers," Remande said as she left the Croix-Rousse hospital in Lyon.

"Officials did not shout any warning as the player's ball went into the crowd."

Remande admitted she "appreciated the gesture from the golfer".

"I tried to stay positive with him so that he didn't lose his concentration," she said. "But once I was taken away, I didn't hear anything from the organisers."

Remande is set to consult a lawyer on Tuesday with a view to seeking damages.

"More than anything I want them to take care of all the medical bills to make sure there is no risk of infection," she said.

Remande received first aid on the spot before being transferred to a specialist eye hospital in Paris.

She was then driven to her parents' home in Lyon after doctors advised her not to fly immediately back to Egypt, where she lives.

Scans on her eye revealed a "fracture of the right socket and the explosion of the eyeball", which, she said, surgeons managed to sew back together.

She explained: "However they told me I'd lost the sight in my right eye, and this was what was confirmed to me today (Monday)."

Her husband said: "In the best case scenario, she may be able to see shapes after the bruising eases in a month or so."