The LPGA is in Arizona this week for the Financial institution of Hope Founders Cup, and along with the desert warmth, the gamers have needed to take care of harmful wildlife through the occasion.
Throughout Thursday’s opening spherical, cameras caught a wild bobcat racing across the course at Wildfire Golf Membership at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
In a clip posted to the LPGA’s Twitter account, professional Mel Reid is lining up an method shot on the 16th gap when the bobcat all of the sudden races behind her. Reid seems to be utterly unaware of the fleet-footed feline’s presence. She goes on to make her shot with out skipping a beat, whereas the bobcat continues on its method, ultimately crossing the adjoining fairway.
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We’re formally on Bobcat watch in Arizona!
You by no means know what you might discover on the fairways when taking part in within the desert! #LPGAFounders pic.twitter.com/X3b9J2mrHi
— #DriveOn (@LPGA) March 22, 2019
After seeing the video, Reid retweeted it together with a top quality dig at her caddie, Mark Wallington:
Assume it was a lady cat as a result of she took one look @mwally69 and ran a mile #smartgirl https://t.co/bkWJVSS5Y9
— Mel Reid (@melreidgolf) March 22, 2019
Bobcats, that are native to a lot of the continental United States, are typically about twice the scale of your common home cat. Whereas they’re skillful and lethal predators which are recognized to stalk after which ambush their prey, Reid and the opposite execs don’t want to fret about ending up on the cat’s menu. The animals most popular prey are mammals between 1.5 and 12.5 lbs.
After the unlikely encounter, Reid completed out her spherical for a gap rating of one-over 73. That left her 9 pictures behind first-round chief Celine Boutier.
This isn’t the primary time we’ve seen wild cats crashing golf tournaments. Just a few years in the past, Henrik Stenson and Jason Dufner had their rounds on the Qatar Masters interrupted when a stray home cat ran onto the inexperienced and frolicked for some time.