Pablo Larrazabal gets stung by hornets, jumps in lake, makes birdie immediately after

Pablo Larrazabal — Getty Images

Pablo Larrazabal

Pablo Larrazabal — Getty Images

Being a professional golfer has plenty of perks, but on Friday at the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open one of the players in the field ran into a situation that was anything but desirable.

Pablo Larrazabal, a 30-year-old professional golfer from Spain, was playing his round when hornets came after him. Larrazabal tried to get the hornets off with a towel, but it wasn't enough as he was stung nearly 20 times, eventually jumping in a nearby lake to get the critters off him.

Larrazabal eventually got out of the lake, dried off, got a new shirt and went to hit his shot on the par-5 5th hole, knocking it up there to about 15 feet and rolling in the putt for a very unexpected birdie.

"Like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me, big time," Larrazabal said after his round. "Maybe the scariest moment of my career by far."

The video of the attack is below, and make sure to check out his post-round interview to hear what he had to say about the crazy happenings at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.


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