Olympic golf: Henrik Stenson contends for gold after reptile encounter

(CNN)The world’s leading golfers cited fears over the Zika virus when they opted to skip the Rio 2016 Olympics.

However, wildlife of a larger size than mosquitoes threatened to disrupt the gold-medal hopes of one title contender during Saturday’s third round of the men’s competition.
    Henrik Stenson had joked before the Games that he was more worried by bears than insects bearing the virus — which can cause birth defects — and he showed his courage when he approached what was reportedly a basking a caiman that had strayed onto the course, then poked it with his club.
    Video footage posted on social showed the Swede move towards the reptile — caimans are related to crocodiles and alligators — with club outstretched before quickly stepping back and moving on.
    Golfers have been sharing the Olympic Golf Course with a variety of wildlife this week.
    Spain’s Sergio Garcia and American Bernd Wiesberger were pictured looking on at a stray capybara on Friday. Meanwhile, rumors have abounded of the various types of snakes, including a giant boa constrictor, that reside in and around the golf course.
    “I don’t know what’s true and what’s not,” Patrick Reed of the US was quoted as saying by USA Today earlier in the week. “I heard there’s coral snakes out here. If there’s a boa constrictor, I’ll fight one of those before I’ll fight a coral snake.”
    “The good thing is how many people we have around here. I think a boa constrictor, if you were to have any kind of encounter with a snake like that, you have enough people here where you could figure out a way to fight it off.”

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    At stake is golf’s first gold medal since 1904, when it was last an Olympic sport.
    “It feels good to be out there with Marcus again and Justin, a good friend and Ryder Cup partner, and to battle it out,” Stenson told reporters.
    “It would be great to win a medal, we have been waiting a long time. I came here to give myself a chance and it looks like that way.”
    World No. 6 Bubba Watson of the USA was tied for fourth with Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Argentine Emiliano Grillo on six under, six shots off the lead.

    Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

    Olympic golf: Henrik Stenson contends for gold after reptile encounter

    (CNN)The world’s leading golfers cited fears over the Zika virus when they opted to skip the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    However, wildlife of a larger size than mosquitoes threatened to disrupt the gold-medal hopes of one title contender during Saturday’s third round of the men’s competition.
      Henrik Stenson had joked before the Games that he was more worried by bears than insects bearing the virus — which can cause birth defects — and he showed his courage when he approached what was reportedly a basking a caiman that had strayed onto the course, then poked it with his club.
      Video footage posted on social showed the Swede move towards the reptile — caimans are related to crocodiles and alligators — with club outstretched before quickly stepping back and moving on.
      Golfers have been sharing the Olympic Golf Course with a variety of wildlife this week.
      Spain’s Sergio Garcia and American Bernd Wiesberger were pictured looking on at a stray capybara on Friday. Meanwhile, rumors have abounded of the various types of snakes, including a giant boa constrictor, that reside in and around the golf course.
      “I don’t know what’s true and what’s not,” Patrick Reed of the US was quoted as saying by USA Today earlier in the week. “I heard there’s coral snakes out here. If there’s a boa constrictor, I’ll fight one of those before I’ll fight a coral snake.”
      “The good thing is how many people we have around here. I think a boa constrictor, if you were to have any kind of encounter with a snake like that, you have enough people here where you could figure out a way to fight it off.”

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      At stake is golf’s first gold medal since 1904, when it was last an Olympic sport.
      “It feels good to be out there with Marcus again and Justin, a good friend and Ryder Cup partner, and to battle it out,” Stenson told reporters.
      “It would be great to win a medal, we have been waiting a long time. I came here to give myself a chance and it looks like that way.”
      World No. 6 Bubba Watson of the USA was tied for fourth with Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Argentine Emiliano Grillo on six under, six shots off the lead.

      Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

      Justin Timberlake holds stranger’s baby Lion King-style at golf tournament

      Asking a celebrity to hold your baby might otherwise get you detained by security, but not at a celebrity golf tournament apparently.

      In this video uploaded to Reddit by user GuacamoleFanatic, a dad tries desperately to get every star that walks by at a celebrity golf tournament to hold his baby. He first asks NBA star Steph Curry, who walks by without a glance. He desperately tries for Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo, all while holding his unfazed child in the air. He then spots Justin Timberlake, who he knows might play along.

      The dad puts Justin under pressure as the crowd starts a convincing “Hold the baby” chant. Justin stops in his tracks, compelled by the voices, and blesses the baby by holding him in his arms.

      Not only does Justin cuddle the baby like the natural father he is, but then Steph joins in (after first refusing the baby, mind you) and suggests raising the baby Lion King-style and singing the iconic opening line of “Circle of Life,” solidifying this baby as their new king.

      This baby doesn’t realize, or care for that matter, that this is by far the best thing that’s happened to him in his very short life.

      Bringing a baby to a golf tournament might not be the best idea, but had this baby not been there, he wouldn’t have had the chance to be cradled by Justin Timberlake.

      He’s bringin’ baby back.

      Source: http://mashable.com/

      Olympic golf: Henrik Stenson contends for gold after reptile encounter

      (CNN)The world’s leading golfers cited fears over the Zika virus when they opted to skip the Rio 2016 Olympics.

      However, wildlife of a larger size than mosquitoes threatened to disrupt the gold-medal hopes of one title contender during Saturday’s third round of the men’s competition.
        Henrik Stenson had joked before the Games that he was more worried by bears than insects bearing the virus — which can cause birth defects — and he showed his courage when he approached what was reportedly a basking a caiman that had strayed onto the course, then poked it with his club.
        Video footage posted on social showed the Swede move towards the reptile — caimans are related to crocodiles and alligators — with club outstretched before quickly stepping back and moving on.
        Golfers have been sharing the Olympic Golf Course with a variety of wildlife this week.
        Spain’s Sergio Garcia and American Bernd Wiesberger were pictured looking on at a stray capybara on Friday. Meanwhile, rumors have abounded of the various types of snakes, including a giant boa constrictor, that reside in and around the golf course.
        “I don’t know what’s true and what’s not,” Patrick Reed of the US was quoted as saying by USA Today earlier in the week. “I heard there’s coral snakes out here. If there’s a boa constrictor, I’ll fight one of those before I’ll fight a coral snake.”
        “The good thing is how many people we have around here. I think a boa constrictor, if you were to have any kind of encounter with a snake like that, you have enough people here where you could figure out a way to fight it off.”

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        At stake is golf’s first gold medal since 1904, when it was last an Olympic sport.
        “It feels good to be out there with Marcus again and Justin, a good friend and Ryder Cup partner, and to battle it out,” Stenson told reporters.
        “It would be great to win a medal, we have been waiting a long time. I came here to give myself a chance and it looks like that way.”
        World No. 6 Bubba Watson of the USA was tied for fourth with Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Argentine Emiliano Grillo on six under, six shots off the lead.

        Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

        Olympic golf: Henrik Stenson contends for gold after reptile encounter

        (CNN)The world’s leading golfers cited fears over the Zika virus when they opted to skip the Rio 2016 Olympics.

        However, wildlife of a larger size than mosquitoes threatened to disrupt the gold-medal hopes of one title contender during Saturday’s third round of the men’s competition.
          Henrik Stenson had joked before the Games that he was more worried by bears than insects bearing the virus — which can cause birth defects — and he showed his courage when he approached what was reportedly a basking a caiman that had strayed onto the course, then poked it with his club.
          Video footage posted on social showed the Swede move towards the reptile — caimans are related to crocodiles and alligators — with club outstretched before quickly stepping back and moving on.
          Golfers have been sharing the Olympic Golf Course with a variety of wildlife this week.
          Spain’s Sergio Garcia and American Bernd Wiesberger were pictured looking on at a stray capybara on Friday. Meanwhile, rumors have abounded of the various types of snakes, including a giant boa constrictor, that reside in and around the golf course.
          “I don’t know what’s true and what’s not,” Patrick Reed of the US was quoted as saying by USA Today earlier in the week. “I heard there’s coral snakes out here. If there’s a boa constrictor, I’ll fight one of those before I’ll fight a coral snake.”
          “The good thing is how many people we have around here. I think a boa constrictor, if you were to have any kind of encounter with a snake like that, you have enough people here where you could figure out a way to fight it off.”

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          At stake is golf’s first gold medal since 1904, when it was last an Olympic sport.
          “It feels good to be out there with Marcus again and Justin, a good friend and Ryder Cup partner, and to battle it out,” Stenson told reporters.
          “It would be great to win a medal, we have been waiting a long time. I came here to give myself a chance and it looks like that way.”
          World No. 6 Bubba Watson of the USA was tied for fourth with Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Argentine Emiliano Grillo on six under, six shots off the lead.

          Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

          Olympic golf: Henrik Stenson contends for gold after reptile encounter

          (CNN)The world’s leading golfers cited fears over the Zika virus when they opted to skip the Rio 2016 Olympics.

          However, wildlife of a larger size than mosquitoes threatened to disrupt the gold-medal hopes of one title contender during Saturday’s third round of the men’s competition.
            Henrik Stenson had joked before the Games that he was more worried by bears than insects bearing the virus — which can cause birth defects — and he showed his courage when he approached what was reportedly a basking a caiman that had strayed onto the course, then poked it with his club.
            Video footage posted on social showed the Swede move towards the reptile — caimans are related to crocodiles and alligators — with club outstretched before quickly stepping back and moving on.
            Golfers have been sharing the Olympic Golf Course with a variety of wildlife this week.
            Spain’s Sergio Garcia and American Bernd Wiesberger were pictured looking on at a stray capybara on Friday. Meanwhile, rumors have abounded of the various types of snakes, including a giant boa constrictor, that reside in and around the golf course.
            “I don’t know what’s true and what’s not,” Patrick Reed of the US was quoted as saying by USA Today earlier in the week. “I heard there’s coral snakes out here. If there’s a boa constrictor, I’ll fight one of those before I’ll fight a coral snake.”
            “The good thing is how many people we have around here. I think a boa constrictor, if you were to have any kind of encounter with a snake like that, you have enough people here where you could figure out a way to fight it off.”

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            At stake is golf’s first gold medal since 1904, when it was last an Olympic sport.
            “It feels good to be out there with Marcus again and Justin, a good friend and Ryder Cup partner, and to battle it out,” Stenson told reporters.
            “It would be great to win a medal, we have been waiting a long time. I came here to give myself a chance and it looks like that way.”
            World No. 6 Bubba Watson of the USA was tied for fourth with Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Argentine Emiliano Grillo on six under, six shots off the lead.

            Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/13/golf/henrik-stenson-rio-olympics-golf/index.html

            When A Mountain Lion Walked Onto A Golf Course, They Weren’t Expecting This To Happen

            Mountain lions understandably get a bad rap for eating people and being pretty menacing members of the animal kingdom, but when it comes down to it, they’re just big cats…and cats like to play!

            Case in point: this mountain lion who wanders onto Desert Mountain’s Chiricahua golf course in Scottsdale, Arizona, and becomes completely enamored by the flag at the 18th hole.

            He could probably eat your cat in one bite, but for a second, it’s hard not to think he could BE your cat!

            Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lion-golf/

            Olympic golf: Henrik Stenson contends for gold after reptile encounter

            (CNN)The world’s leading golfers cited fears over the Zika virus when they opted to skip the Rio 2016 Olympics.

            However, wildlife of a larger size than mosquitoes threatened to disrupt the gold-medal hopes of one title contender during Saturday’s third round of the men’s competition.
              Henrik Stenson had joked before the Games that he was more worried by bears than insects bearing the virus — which can cause birth defects — and he showed his courage when he approached what was reportedly a basking a caiman that had strayed onto the course, then poked it with his club.
              Video footage posted on social showed the Swede move towards the reptile — caimans are related to crocodiles and alligators — with club outstretched before quickly stepping back and moving on.
              Golfers have been sharing the Olympic Golf Course with a variety of wildlife this week.
              Spain’s Sergio Garcia and American Bernd Wiesberger were pictured looking on at a stray capybara on Friday. Meanwhile, rumors have abounded of the various types of snakes, including a giant boa constrictor, that reside in and around the golf course.
              “I don’t know what’s true and what’s not,” Patrick Reed of the US was quoted as saying by USA Today earlier in the week. “I heard there’s coral snakes out here. If there’s a boa constrictor, I’ll fight one of those before I’ll fight a coral snake.”
              “The good thing is how many people we have around here. I think a boa constrictor, if you were to have any kind of encounter with a snake like that, you have enough people here where you could figure out a way to fight it off.”

              Take

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              At stake is golf’s first gold medal since 1904, when it was last an Olympic sport.
              “It feels good to be out there with Marcus again and Justin, a good friend and Ryder Cup partner, and to battle it out,” Stenson told reporters.
              “It would be great to win a medal, we have been waiting a long time. I came here to give myself a chance and it looks like that way.”
              World No. 6 Bubba Watson of the USA was tied for fourth with Sweden’s David Lingmerth and Argentine Emiliano Grillo on six under, six shots off the lead.

              Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/13/golf/henrik-stenson-rio-olympics-golf/index.html