The Eu Excursion is in Solar Town, South Africa (A+ identify) this week for the Nedbank Golfing Problem. The match, held on the Gary Participant Nation Membership, is a very powerful one for various causes—maximum significantly, it’s the penultimate tournament within the Race to Dubai and it’s a part of the profitable Rolex Collection. The winner this week will take house kind of $2.five million(!).
If that’s no longer sufficient to get drum up your pastime, perhaps the precious animal-human interactions we generally tend to peer to peer on Nedbank week will do the trick. Solar Town is situated about 115 miles northwest of Johannesburg, adjoining to the Pilanesberg Nationwide Park and sport reserve. As you will have guessed, the world is teeming with flora and fauna. And stated flora and fauna aren’t in the least shy.
All the way through Thursday’s opening spherical, Tommy Fleetwood posted a video of a tee shot that discovered the golf green. Two mongooses (it’s certainly mongooses and no longer mongeese, by way of the best way) took prepared pastime within the Callaway ball (Editors’ Notice: this isn’t a Fleetwood pressure, only a video Fleetwood re-tweeted), and straight away rushed to apprehend.
For the ones curious, for the reason that ball was once nonetheless shifting when the animals made touch, Rule 11.1 stipulates that you just play the ball the place it involves leisure. If the ball was once stopped sooner than the animals made touch, you could possibly substitute the ball. Thus, if the mongooses had picked up the shifting ball and dropped it into the water, neatly … that’d be some of the extra brutal tactics to incur a penalty.
Louis Oosthuizen holds a three-shot lead in his house nation after a nine-under 63 on Thursday. He’ll be hoping to steer clear of any run-ins with mongooses or baboons within the coming days.
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