Golfer strips down, stands in alligator-infested water to hit shot

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/pga/players/1038/" data-ylk="slk:Justin Rose">Justin Rose</a> gets wet. (via screenshot)
Justin Rose gets wet. (via screenshot)

Sometimes you just want to keep your clean pants clean.

Playing in the first round of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, Justin Rose found himself in the alligator-infested water alongside the par-3 third hole. Now, for reference, here’s what Rose’s pants looked like:

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Justin Rose with his pants on. (Getty)
Justin Rose with his pants on. (Getty)

Yeah, you don’t want to get those lovely pants spattered with mud. So Rose stripped right down to his skivvies and fired away, like so:

Alas, he bogeyed the hole, so it was all for naught. But in a bit of coincidence, Rose was paired with Henrik Stenson, who holds the distinction of displaying the most flesh in golf history at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral in 2009. Here, burn this into your brain:

Henrik Stenson gets down in it. (Getty)
Henrik Stenson gets down in it. (Getty)

So, yeah. Bad as it was for Stenson, it could’ve been so much worse for the rest of us.

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