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Pro golfer attacked by hornets, jumps into lake

Pablo Larrazabal is a three-time winner on the European Tour, and he may go down in history as one of the gutsiest golfers of all-time.

In the second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open, Larrazabal was playing the fifth hole when he was attacked by hornets.  In the video below, you can see him protecting himself from the hornets with a towel, but the towel proved useless and he was forced to jump into the lake.

Good thing hornets can’t swim!

After the attack, Larrazabal stepped up to his ball in the fairway with about 20 stings, and hit it to 15-feet.  The putt for birdie was a no doubter, and Larrazabal gave himself a well-deserved fist pump.

The Spaniard completed the second round with a four-under 68, and made the cut by three strokes.

Video of the attack is courtesy of CBS Sports @EyeOnGolf.


Lee Westwood leads the Malaysian Open by four shots at 13-under.  Nicolas Colsaerts is tied for second place with Antonio Lascuna at nine-under.

Louis Oosthuizen is at four-under (T13), and rising American star Peter Uihlein missed the cut after posting rounds of 75-74 (+5).


Tags: CBS European Tour Golf Lee Westwood Pablo Larrazabal

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