European Tour pro takes a BOAT to find his ball - yes, really!

Joel Sjoholm On A Boat

This year has generated plenty of headlines that we never expected to write. This, though, might be the most 'out there' of the lot.

Playing in the final round of the Hero Open at the Forest of Arden, European Tour pro Joel Sjoholm hit his second shot on the par-5 17th onto a tiny, man-made island positioned in the middle of a water hazard.

For most golfers, that would be the cue to reload... but not Sjoholm. 

Instead, the 35-year-old Chile-born Swede grabbed four clubs, jumped in a row boat moored next to the hazard and set off in pursuit of his ball. 

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Luckily, TV cameras were on-hand to capture the brilliantly surreal moment, which was subsequently relayed by the European Tour's Twitter account. 

Watch what happened...

The plus-four loving Sjoholm ultimately made bogey on the hole en route to a closing 73 and a tie for 22nd. 

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