Golf

Pooch steals Casey's ball

2012-10-05 14:41
Paul Casey (Getty Images)

St Andrews - England's Paul Casey was left laughing after a dog ran off with his golf ball early into his second round in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns in Scotland on Friday.

Casey was in the process of lining up a 20-foot eagle putt at the par-5 12th hole, his third hole, when a stray brown canine that had been following the group, ran onto the green and grabbed the triple Ryder Cup star's golf ball.

Casey and his pro-am playing partner, Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps, just stood there laughing in amazement at the daring canine's antics.

Casey then pulled out a replacement ball before a spectator came onto the green after having grabbed the ball from the dog close to the 13th tee.

A European Tour rules official was then called who then inspected both balls before allowing Casey to replay his original ball from the spot where the dog had picked it up.

"It's the weirdest thing I've seen on a golf course," said Casey.

He then proceeded to leave his eagle putt short before tapping-in for birdie and move to 1-under par in the event being hosted at three courses around St Andrews.

Read more on:    european tour  |  paul casey  |  golf
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike

Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a speedway bike against a BMW M235i.

 
 

Men24.com

Want to start talking dirty?
Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.