Written by Mark

Thursday, 22 November 2018

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Hey - that's my ball! No, wait, that's my ball! No...

The opening rounds of the world cup of golf were brought to a close early following a flurry of unseasonable hail.

Golf-ball sized chunks of ice rained down on the greens, hindering the players in their game and seriously injuring one of those guys who holds up a sign that reads "Quiet Please".

Ironically, he was taken off the course screaming in agony and fined A$2,000 (£1,125) for the disturbance.

The weather hindered England's Ian Poulter and Tyrell Hatton in their final putt when Hatton hit seven hailstone, incorrectly assuming they were his ball. The extra strokes put the pair well out of the top players and they now sit in dead last.

Finland's Korhonen and Ilonen fared best on the day, which they put down to their intense training during the Finnish winter, during which they play on snowdrifts and in complete darkness.

Scotland's Russell Knox and Martin Laird decided to call it an early day and made good use of the hail, drinking Scotch on the rocks on the 2nd hole.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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Topics: Weather, Golf, Hail




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