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Golfer jumps into lake after being attacked by hornets

- April 18th, 2014
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Pablo Larrazabal taking a dip.


Pablo Larrazabal had a really rough time on Friday.

The Spanish golfer was just trying to get through his second round at the Malaysian Open when he was attacked by a swarm of hornets on the 14th hole.

Larrazabal panicked and jumped into the nearby lake.

He spoke with ESPN after the round to explain what went down:

“They were three times the size of bees,” he said. “They were huge and, like, 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time. I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, but the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake.

“I ran to the lake, threw my score card down, took off my shoes and jumped in the water. It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure. I’ve never been so scared.”

It seems pretty amusing at first, watching Pablo swat away the annoying insects, but you have to feel for the guy.

He didn’t disturb their nest, he just literally walked into the swarm of travelling hornets and ended up having to be medically treated for multiple stings.

But the 30-year-old Barcelona native is clearly a trooper, because he finished the round and will play the third round tomorrow.

Glad his score card didn’t get soaked, either.

(H/T to Deadspin)


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