Henrik Stenson vs Croc. Stenson wins.

2016 08 Stenson
• Open champ Henrik Stenson prods 'gator in Rio
• Swede jabbed at Cayman with one of his clubs
• Twitter users can't believe their eyes

HENRIK STENSON | OLYMPIC GOLF

We've seen him snap clubs across his knee, strip down to his boxers to play a shot and card one of the great rounds in Open history to win the Claret Jug just five weeks ago. But today, Henrik Stenson did something we've never seen him do: pick a fight with an crocodile.


Playing in the third round of the men's Olympic Golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro - where remains in contention for a medal - the 40-year-old Swede made a bee-line for a Cayman resting in one of the on-course lakes.

Then, in truly bizarre scenes, he POKED it with one of his golf clubs before walking away as if it was the most normal thing in the world.

Don't believe us? Watch the footage here:

What. The. Hell?

Saying that, we probably shouldn't be too surprised; this is the same guy who said who was more scared of bears than mosquitoes when asked about taking part in the Rio despite the 'threat' of the Zika virus. Although on today's evidence, bears probably don't scare him that much either.

Naturally, Twitter users were quick to react to the Swede's antics...

 

 

 

 

 




 

Henrik Stenson: How he won the Open


Remind yourself of Henrik Stenson's stunning Open Championship victory at Royal Troon. Click here for more.

Golf News

Catriona Matthew reveals third Solheim Cup vice-captain
Off to Abu Dhabi! bunkered Fantasy Golf '18 champion is crowned
Rory McIlroy mulls over year in reflective Instagram post
Lexi Thompson caps 'really down' year with win
Prepare to be amazed by Charles Howell III's PGA Tour career earnings

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Extend your arms through impact
Watch
play button
Don’t get stuck on the downswing
Watch
play button
The correct shoulder angle at address
Watch
play button
Keeping your height throughout the swing
Watch
See all videos right arrow