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Gull Steals Golf Ball

Submitted by on November 10, 2009 – 7:51 amOne Comment

According to Wikipedia:

TPC Sawgrass’ signature hole is the Stadium Course’s 17th, known simply as the “Island Green”, although it is technically a peninsula. While gorgeous to view, the hole has been known to scare even the top professional golfers. It measures only 132 yards (121 m) from tee to green (requiring only a pitching wedge for most pros), but consists of nothing but an undulating, 78-foot (24 m)-long green and a tiny bunker in front of it. Save a small path to the green, the rest of the hole is completely surrounded by water, and its location amidst a canyon of trees causes the wind to swirl over the green. Club selection at 17 is a huge consideration, as there is nowhere to land the ball but on the green – or in the water. It is estimated that over 100,000 balls are retrieved from the surrounding water every year, courtesy of professionals and tourists alike trying their luck.

This video is of Steve Lowry during the 1998 Players Championship.

His tee shot successfully landed on the green, a feat in itself. Then a seagull swooped onto the green and picked up his ball several times. The gull found it difficult to hold the ball in its bill, but finally managed to carry it into the air and over the water, where it dropped it.

Pretty funny! Sounds like my kind of luck sometimes!

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