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Three curious — more likely territorial — alligators wandered out of a water hazard and made an appearance on the fairway during the first-round the Zurich Classic of New Orleans Thursday. Considering that they consider the bayou their home turf, it was no surprise to see the critters lurking about. The creepy part was watching one three-legged, eight-footer hobble up to a rules official in a cart.
I heard they named him Captain Hook's Revenge.
Ricky Barnes steered clear of the three toothy hazards and finished the day with a one-stroke lead heading into Friday.
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Ricky Barnes tore up the Zurich Classic on Thursday to nab the early lead, but the real star of the day was a three-legged gator adorably wobbling its way across a fairway.
The video below actually shows two gators playing through on the New Orleans course, the first appearing to be much smaller and in possession of all four legs. Our wounded friend comes in at about the 21-second...
Ricky Barnes said he still owes his newborn daughter a late birthday present.
Perhaps a piece of silver would be appropriate.
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The Zurich Classic of New Orleans had an interesting occurrence on Thursday as a three-legged alligator decided to go for a stroll through the golf course during play. You can see from the video that the large creature got pretty close to a rules official who was much braver than I would ever be. The rain soaked TPC Louisiana fairways must have seemed very comfortable for...