Thomas Levet won the European Tour event in his home country of France last week. It was his first victory in two years on tour and he decided to celebrate by jumping in the pond next to the 18th green.
In doing so, he broke his shin and a spot in next week’s Open Championship is looking highly unlikely. You can see how much trouble Levet has getting out of the water and knowing what we do now, it’s tough to watch.
This comes just months after a similar story at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Traditionally the winner of the Kraft Nabisco celebrates by jumping in the nearby water hazard on the final hole. This year’s winner Stacy Lewis was joined by her sister, mother, father and caddie for the victory celebration splash and her mother ended up tearing her muscle in the leap.
There is a lesson here and you don’t need me to spell it out for you.