Hornets attack golfer forcing him to jump into the nearest water hazard.
Larrazábal was stung more than 20 times before jumping fully clothed into the water to escape the attacking hornets. According to the report at EuropeanTour.com, it was the scariest moment of his career:
“They were three times the size of bees,” said Larrazábal “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 scorecard 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.”
Larrazábal was checked out by medics how were a little concerned for his health but the attack didn’t take the sting out of his golf game.
After a quick change of shirt, the Spaniard hit his approach shot to 12-feet and rolled in the birdie putt. Larrazábal eventually signed off for a 4-under 68 in a tie for 25th place, but still 11-strokes behind the leader Lee Westwood.