Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Melissa Reid: The Most Badass Golfer in the World
Chubbs, move over, we're got a new "golfer that gets attacked by animals" sheriff in town.
Melissa Reid, a golfer playing in the second round of the Sanya Ladies Open in China, was on the 16th hole, when she, umm, got bite by a snake. Seriously.
What happened next? Oh nothing besides Reid going on to make a birdie after the greens-keeper told her the snake wasn't poisonous.
Her caddie, Lee Griffiths, explained: “We were on the 16th and Mel said, ‘Oh my God, Lee, I’ve been bitten by a snake!’ It was about six foot and jumped at her out of the grass from behind a drain. I saw its fangs and I said, ‘I can see it’s bitten you because you’re bleeding. We had reassurance from the green-keeper that it’s not deadly. We were taking the cut through behind the 12th green and it’s a little swampy down there.”
Man, even Indiana Jones is impressed by Reid. Listen, I'm not that scared by snakes, but if I'm playing golf and a spider attacked me, there isn't a chance in the world I'm finishing that round.
Melissa, you are tougher than I.