20 Times Animals Wreaked Total Havoc On Golf Tournaments.
Imagine that you're a professional golfer and that everyone's rooting for you to make this shot, but then, an animal invades the golf course you're on. It's a good thing that there are rules in golfing that allow you to free drop if you find yourself feeling uncomfortable when an animal gets too close to the ball you're trying to hit, but still, this can bug the heck out of you.
Not only do you have to wait until the animal passes, but you also risk everyone forgetting how good of a golfer you are because everyone's too busy having their hearts melting over the creature that just strolled onto the course. So, without further ado, here are a few times when animals invaded golf tournaments.
Next time you flip to the golf channel, you'll feel like you're watching an episode of "Animal Planet."
In 2016, a bunch of mongooses ran onto the golf course at the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge on the Race to Dubai. The tournament itself was held in South Africa, and the last thing viewers expected to see were these exotic animals ruining across the golf game.
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When a bear cub strolled onto this golf course, he had no idea what the rules of the game were.
The cub was at the 15th hole at a British Columbia golf course at the Fairmont Hot Spring's Mountainside Resort. From his perspective, the point of the game had nothing to do with hitting a tiny ball. It was more about taking out those pesky flags. Adorable!
When you know a ball is headed your way, you try to dodge it, but not this cheeky little monkey.
It's actually so bold that it seems to be daring the golfer to aim the ball at him. Now that's a brave little soul.
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The only thing worse than losing a game to an opponent is losing a golf ball to a notorious seagull.
In 1998, during the Players Championship, Steve Lowery was at the 17th hole and he had just hit the ball onto the island green, but at that moment, a seagull swooped in, grabbed the ball, and dropped it in the nearby lake.
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Most golfers would be relieved to avoid running into an alligator at the Miramar Golf Country Club in Florida.
But meeting a cobra sounds like a more terrifying and deadlier experience than a simple gator.
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