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Swarm of Bees Briefly Interrupts PGA Tour’s Mexico Open [Video]

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In a Nutshell:

  • A swarm of bees briefly interrupted the PGA Tour’s Mexico Open, causing golfers to duck in the grass to avoid being stung.
  • Erik van Rooyen was preparing to hit his approach shot when he spotted the bees and quickly crouched down, warning his caddie and fellow golfers about the swarm.
  • Despite the interruption, van Rooyen managed to make par on the hole and went on to shoot a 7-under 64, placing him just one shot back of the lead.

The PGA Tour’s Mexico Open was all abuzz when a swarm of bees sent a group of golfers ducking in the grass.

Golfer Erik van Rooyen and his playing partners Chez Reavie and Francesco Molinari had to drop to their knees or stomachs when the bees appeared on the 10th hole.

“I just saw them here and I just told my caddie, I’m like, ‘Bees, bees, bees,’ and he looks at me like I’m crazy,” van Rooyen said later in an interview.

“So, I dropped down, then he sees them, he dropped down. (Molinari) and (Reavie) look at me like I’m nuts and then they realized, like, 30 seconds later … the bees just went right at them.”

A video posted to Twitter shows van Rooyen prepare to hit his shot when he suddenly crouches down in the grass.

The rest of the group, including the camera operator, also end up crouching in the grass.

“It’s funny, but certainly don’t want to get stung by those bad boys,” van Rooyen added.

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Source: PGA Tour

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