This is the definition of “know your opponent.”
As a golfer myself, I’ve seen my fair share of arguments on the golf course, with a couple of them even turning physical.
Golf is described as a “Gentleman’s game,” and from the outside looking in, the golf course is probably the last place you’d expect someone to start throwing hands.
Typically they start because someone is butt hurt that they lost a lot of money while gambling, the people behind them almost hit them with one of their shots without saying “fore,” or a group is playing too slow and backing the whole golf course up.
And of course, alcohol is almost always involved…
They happen from time to time, and as a person who has never been involved and only witnessed, it’s 10/10 high quality entertainment.
And I’ll say this right now, I would’ve paid a lot of money to have been here to witness this one.
This one went down at Bailey Ranch Golf Course in Owasso, Oklahoma.
In the footage that was posted by TJ Eckert, sports director for Channel 8 News, you can see a large group of dudes arguing.
Next thing you know, one of the guys starts swinging on another, and that’s when the real brawl breaks out.
But the kicker?
The guys who were fighting didn’t realize that they were going up against former MMA fighters, who’ve been trained to fight for years…
Yeah, this one was over before it started…
Check it out:
Dudes were dropping like flies…
Eckert shared a follow up tweet explaining what incited the fight:
“CONTEXT! Both sides (1/2) Golfers (pink shirt, bald guy etc.) say kids were running around on course. They told kids to get back on other side of fence so they didn’t get hit by ball.
Lady from house yells at golfers, says dads will fight them. Golfers are former MMA fighters.
House side (2/2) Golfers told house/kids to watch out. House made joke back. Bald guy freaked out, yelled at/cussed out kids and wives.
Men from house ran out to confront golfers/stand up for women and children. Fight ensues. YOU DECIDE!”
Swarming Bees Send Golfers To The Ground At PGA Event In Mexico
The Mexico Open at Vidanta teed off yesterday and the course offered some unique challenges to the golfers.
What kind of challenges you may ask? Lightning fast greens, demanding tee shots, strategically placed sand traps, and swarms of bees.
One of those things above is not like the others.
The thousands of bees flying over the 10th hole at Vidanta Vallara caused every player, caddy, and cameraman to hit the deck to seek cover. Video coverage from the cameraman on the scene offers a pretty cool vantage point of the safety protocol for avoiding the flying insects.
The coverage of the event cuts over to professional golfer Erik Van Rooyen who is preparing to hit his second shot on the 10th hole before he dives to the ground and shouts:
“Bees, Bees, Bees, Bees.”
The commentators for the tournament can be heard after everyone falls to the grass saying:
“Uh oh, what’s happening here?
What was that?”
The analysts go on to explain that the players on the hole are getting swarmed by bees. One of the on-course commentators starts to explain that he is about 150 yards away from where the swarm of bees is crossing before his sentence is broken up by laughter after another camera cuts to all the caddies and golfers laying flat on the ground.
Easy to laugh when you aren’t in the thick of it.
The laughing commentators add:
“I’ve never seen this before. That is the most unusual thing I’ve ever seen on the golf course.”
I guess they haven’t ever seen Charles Barkley swing a golf club then if they are saying the bees are the strangest thing they’ve ever laid eyes on.
A+ to the Twitter user who posted this video and captioned it with this bee pun:
“I knew this was a B list event but…”
After the swarm passes by, the group stands back up on their feet and resumes play. Golf is known for having weather delays, but this might be the first “bee” delay in PGA history.
If you are a fan of the obscure, cult-classic TV show Arrested Development like myself, anytime you here the word “bees” you think of this scene.
“Master’s Girl” Looking To Follow In Golf Influencer Paige Spiranac’s Footsteps
Aaliyah Kikumoto, who went viral when she was featured in the background of CBS’s Masters Tournament broadcast, is doing her best to extend her “15 minutes of fame.”
As Kikumuto, who has know been coined the “Master’s Girl,” was standing in the crowd behind professional golfers Jon Rahm (eventual champion) and Brooks Koepka, a TikTok account captured the moment on their TV screen and posted this video below.
The caption for the TikTok is:
“Somehow I fell in love with someone I only saw for 15 seconds.”
The TikTok has been viewed over 6 million times, and Kikumoto eventually revealed herself to be the one standing behind the golfers on the 16th tee.
The “Master’s Girl” was recently interviewed by the U.K.’s Daily Star and explained the whirlwind feeling of becoming a viral moment like she did at the Master’s:
“It has been quite the experience for me and family.
Just hours after the tournament ended, we were driving from Augusta to Atlanta airport and we stopped at a rest area and people recognized us and talked to us.
Then the same thing happened when we got to the airport.”
Being thrust into fame can sometimes be difficult, but it appears that Kikumoto is taking it one step at a time.
Aalliyah was asked about possibly following along in the massively famous golf influencer Paige Spiranac’s footsteps. Kikumoto responded with:
“I definitely want to become an influencer for sure and do great things. As I look at this opportunity, I’m looking to be a multi-disciplined influencer, whether that be dance, golf, modeling, etc.
I’ve got other interests as well which will be announced shortly. I’m sort of like a Swiss army knife.”
Spiranac boats over 4 million Instagram followers:
Kikumoto is currently finishing up her freshman year on the “Poms Squad” at Texas Tech. She went on to tell the Daily Star that she was currently focused on her academics and finishing out the school year.
She also mentioned that she is definitely looking into the life of an influencer, and said this excitingly:
“We’re exploring all options and my dreams,”
Long term, I want to use my platform to do good, and also be a positive influence or role model to other people.”
Like the Master’s Tournament tagline, it has been “a tradition unlike any other” lately during sporting events for fans that are briefly shown on the broadcast to go viral and be identified.
Kikumoto seems to be exploring all of her options, and though Paige Spiranac has quite the head start as the “original golf influencer,” there might be enough of a market for the “Master’s Girl” to find a seat at the table.
Just imagine if she had stood 3 feet to the right or the left…
Small moments can lead to big change, and the “Master’s Girl” is certainly making the most of her fortunate moment.