It seems like we hear stories like this all the time, especially in Florida. A python and alligator were seen wrestling around on a golf course, and this isn’t the first time something like this has occurred. Most recently, a mongoose was dueling with a cobra-like snake in South Africa on the golf course.
From the look of the video, the python had the upper hand easily, as it wrapped itself around the gator.However, looking closer, you’ll see that the gator had the python’s head in its mouth.
Let this show that, just because the ol’ gator isn’t as flexible as the snake, doesn’t mean it can’t do work on you. Was probably dumb on the snake’s part to allow the gator to take a good bite out of his head.
To make things worse for the snake, pythons are not venomous, so it’s not like the thing could unleash some emergency venom on the gator or in its mouth. Nature duels are always fascinating although it can be certainly scary if dangerous animals are looking on the golf course you’re playing.
Also, let this be clear; don’t let Floridas beaches and palm trees fool you. There may be some danger lurking in the shadows of the swampy landscapes.
Isn’t also ironic that this occurred on the 10th hole? Now that’s quite a halfway house moment!
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Source: Swing By Swing
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Each year, fans all over the world come together to watch the Players Championship and it never fails to excite. The beautiful pete Dye designed golf course, the Florida breeze, the tough competition, they all blend in together to make one of the most exciting and popular tournaments of the year but the one question that people ask, “Is the Players a fifth major?” all comes to mind. I personally believe it is because the tradition of it that makes it special. In a way, it has similarities to the Masters because each tournament is played at the same course each year which is the legendary TPC Sawgrass and it’s palayed down south like the Masters and both feature the biggest names in golf. The only thing that’s different is the fact that the Players doesn’t have a trophy that is as recognizable to the world as the Green Jacket at the Masters. The astonishing thing about TPC Sawgrass is how quickly it became a successful course.
It has only been around for about 35 years while some courses have been around for almost 100 years and the way Sawgrass gained popularity at such a fast rate is what’s incredible and now look, people are considering it the fifth major and the 17th hole is considered the most famous hole in the world, at least the most famous par 3 in the world. Many legends have came to play at Sawgrass as well and that’s why it’s one of the most legendary courses in all of golf. It’s hard not to argue that it is the fifth major. This again goes back to the “tradition of the game”. Well guess what, all four majors didn’t become majors in the same year so what does that tell you? The tradition is constantly changing so people need to stop bringing up “tradition” because the game never started with the British Open, U.S. Open, PGA Championship and The Masters so the tradition changed a long time ago so I see no reason why The Players Championship shouldn’t be a major, if anything it will make the game more exciting and that gives more exciting major championship golf to look forward to each year and as we know, nothing makes the game more exciting than the drama of major championship golf.
Plus, I think Pete Dye, a man who has helped change the game with all of his game changing courses deserves to have a major championship on arguably who most popular masterpiece. The players really get into the tournament and the setting is perfect, it feels like you’re in a coliseum watching golfers preparing to duke it out with thousands of fans watching their every swing. The course is beautiful and challenging and is unique from anything else in golf. Plus, it can easily boost up TV ratings because with it being a major, even more fans will watch and they’re already getting good numbers right now so making it a major just makes it that much sweeter and it gives the writers a bit more to write about. If The Players Championship became a major then everybody who appreciates this wonderful game will be very happy.
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