St. Andrews, the course the British Open is being held at, is known for many obstacles and hazards that can wreak havoc on even the best golfers. However, the golfers were not prepared for rabid birds.
In the second round Friday, Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson stepped up to the tee box of the 14th hole, and crushed his tee shot straight down the middle.... and right to a hungry bird.
A Bird Attacked Henrik Stenson's Ball at The Open Championship https://t.co/yhttLnO93spic.twitter.com/U1RctuAhK4— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) July 17, 2015
The species of the bird in question? It appears to be a Corvus corax, aka the Common raven. This bird was embodying the spirit of his team by playing great defense and stopping the aerial attack short. We could've used this bird in our secondary last year.
Stenson would go on to make par on the hole, and finished the tournament today at T40 (-5).