WATCH: Panicked PGA Tour players, caddies HIT THE DECK to avoid swarm of bees!

PGA Tour players and caddies were forced to duck for cover during the opening round of the Mexico Open. 

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Thu, 27 Apr 2023
WATCH: Panicked PGA Tour players, caddies HIT THE DECK to avoid swarm of bees!

A group of PGA Tour players and caddies were forced to hit the deck during the opening round of the Mexico Open

The reason? A swarm of bees descended onto the Greg Norman-designed Vidanta Villarta, forcing the group to immediately duck for cover. 

The remarkable moment was captured on the live broadcast and later re-shared by the PGA Tour's social media team. 

This moment happened on hole No. 10 when South Africa's Erik van Rooyen was preparing to hit his second shot when 'a fog of bees' flew through. 

Van Rooyen was playing alongside Francesco Molinari and Chez Reavie in the 2.45pm tee time. 

The commentary team really did express what an incredible moment this was:

"Uh oh, what's happening here?"

"What was that?"

A voice could be heard saying: "Y'all get down."

"They're being swarmed right now with bees." 

"Oh my goodness guys I am lucky I am about 150 yards away but... I have never seen this before." 

"That is the most unusual thing I have ever seen on a golf course. Everybody just hit the deck. It was like a fog of bees that just blew through." 

"I'm not sure if I wanna play my second shot right now if I'm Van Rooyen." 

"I have never seen anything like that. Ever." 

Watch the moment here: 


Elsewhere, Jon Rahm made a solid start as he attempts to defend his title. 

Rahm, already a four-time winner this season, shot a 4-under 67 in his first round at Vidanta Vallarta.

He told the media:

"It's a good score, I'm happy with the score. Those first 13 holes we had virtually no wind, about as easy conditions as it can get. I wish I would have taken advantage of it more. I did make some good swings early on, I just couldn't quite get the number and judge some lies off the fairway, but that's just things that happen."

Fortunately for Rahm he did not have to worry about being attacked by bees. 

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