Daniela Holmqvist, a rookie on the Ladies European Tour, was playing in a pre-qualifying tournament for the season-opening LPGA event, the ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia, when, after getting out of some trouble in the deep rough, she felt a sharp sting in her ankle. Holmqvist swatted away what she described as a large, black creature with a red spot on it’s back before doubling over in pain.
Turns out the creature was a Black Widow spider, and as Homqvist’s leg started swelling, and the pain became even more intense, and as panicky caddies started calling for the medics, the Swedish golfer did the only logical thing she could think of…she cut open the spider bite with a golf tee in order to squeeze out the venom.
Makes sense, in a John Rambo sort of way. Read more ›