PETA takes notice of Kraft’s shot hitting the bird and is relieved that bird went unharmed
PGA Tour golfer Kelly Kraft was unhappy with his tee-shot on the par-3 14th hit the bird and possibly led to his ouster from the 50th RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
PETA has come to know about the incident and is relieved that the bird flew away unharmed after Kraft’s shot landed in the water, resulting in a double-bogey and Kraft missing the cut, just with a stroke. And he certainly made is feelings public with a tweet.
— Kelly Kraft (@kkraft11) April 13, 2018
“PETA is glad the bird is OK and sorry Kelly Kraft didn’t advance, but that’s not the bird’s fault,’’ PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange said in a statement. “Of course, he would have advanced if he’d played better on other holes — so practice, practice, practice.
“To tournament holders: If animals are ever injured, they must be taken to a veterinarian right away.”
From the History Books
He is not the only one in the history to hit a bird with his tee-shot, at the 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Jimmy Walker’s tee-shot on the 387 yards, par-4 17th glanced off a bird in flight.
Gary Woodland hit a bird at CIMB Classic last fall, which still helped him, as the ball landed on the green after hitting the bird.
Once a seagull plucked Brad Fabel’s ball off the green and dropped it in the water at THE PLAYERS Championship, he was allowed to replace it according to Rule 18-1. He was allowed because the ball was at rest.
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