Bubba Watson, the 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR was paired with World No.1 Rory McIlroy on Day 3 of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.
Watson and McIlroy were playing the 17th hole, where they found a crab lurking below Watson’s yellow ball on the greenside bunker.
The incident ensued an entertaining discussion between Watson and MCIlroy and the same later followed with an official Slugger White.
“I don’t want the world to get mad at me, you know what I’m saying?” Watson said to his caddie, Ted Scott; his playing partner, Rory McIlroy; and McIlroy’s caddie, Harry Diamond.
McIlroy trying to be brave, tried to poke the crab with a club.
“Stick your tee down there, man,” Watson said to McIlroy. “It won’t get your finger.”
“And if it does, it’ll be funnier,” Diamond (McIlroy’s caddie) said.
And, as the official, Slugger White reached them, the crab moved away from the ball.
“You gonna grab it?” White asked.
“No, no listen,” Watson said. “It walked around and went under my ball. And then right when you pulled up, it walked away. It’s upside down right now. I think it’s dying because that sand has to be 1,000 degrees.”
White asked, if Watson wanted to pick it up.
“No, no,” Watson said. “There was a camera, and you know, people get mad because I hit an animal.”
“Oh, I got you,” White said. “You want to go ahead and play, is what you’re saying?”
“We didn’t want to hit it when the crab was against the ball,” Diamond said.