Found February 13, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist had an incredibly frightening experience earlier this week at the pre-qualifier for the SPS Handa Australian Open in Australia, the LPGA’s season-opening event. According to Golf Digest Woman, Holmqvist was punching through the rough on the fourth hole when she felt a stinging pain in her ankle. She reached down and swatted way a black, furry creature that had a red dot on its back before hunching over in pain. The furry creature turned out to be a black widow spider, and it had bitten Holmqvist on the ankle. “When I told the local caddies in my group what had happened, they got very upset and said it was a black widow, and immediately started looking for their phones to call the medics,” she told Swedish website Svensk Golf. Holmqvist’s leg began to swell and hurt badly, and she said she remembered being told as a child that a bite from a black widow spider can kill a person within 30 minutes. Rather than panicking, Holmqvist used a golf tee to open...
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