July 18, 2023 | Susan Napier-Sewell

What does a bad day look like? Dodging gators during golf


Apparently, golf and gators were happening simultaneously on the course at the PGA Zurich Classic, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in April 2021.

And there’s been a lot going on, besides gators, on many golf courses. We’ll discuss on the other side of the video.

Along with gators on the course, in the water hazard, or taking a stroll in a bunker . . .

. . . golfers are also subject to coming in physical contact with a snapping turtle, a fish that wants its own space, murky/germy water, weird-as-heck fans, the occasional tackle, and who knows what else.

Bleacher Report tells us a dog stole a ball, “Much like this stray dog that stormed the Old Course St. Andrews in 2012, who took off with Paul Casey’s ball “20 feet from the cup on his third hole,” per Golf.com. Said Casey, “It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever happened on a golf course. I noticed the dog on the 12th tee and he sort of followed us down the fairway before taking a real like to my golf ball.”

The same Bleacher Report article informs us about one snake (among many encountered over the years on golf courses) that gave golfers something to think about . . . “terrifying swimming companion is doing his morning laps at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.”

Need more? Check out Golf.com‘s list of 19 PGA Championship blunders. No gators!

Content source/credit: Bleacher Report, “Strange Things That Can Happen on a Golf Course,” by Amber Lee, June 3, 2015.

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