VIDEO: Golfer stung 20 times by hornet swarm, then makes birdie, shoots 68

European Tour player Pablo Larrazabal was hovering around the cut line of the Maybank Malaysia Open when he was swarmed by hornets.

He was stung more than 20 times, jumped into a lake to try to escape, and after getting a shot from doctors, insisted he play on.

Seriously.

Wait, though, it gets better.

The next shot Larrazabal hit was remarkable, leading to a birdie. He finished with what we have to believe is the best 68 shot on any golf course this year – or any year – done while donning soaked pants. He did have a chance to change into a dry shirt. (More images and the full story can be found here.)

Larrazabal spoke to reporters about the incident after the round:

“They were three times the size of bees. They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time.

“Caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, but the hornets were still there, other players told me to jump in the lake.

“I ran to the lake, threw my scorecard down, took off my shoes and jumped in the water. It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure.”

Truth in golf is indeed stranger than 19th hole fiction. Unbelievable.

 

Reservations

Comments