Golfer dislocates his ankle while celebrating hole-in-one then pops it back in place
Like a lot of people, I've never really found the appeal in golf. Sure, it's fun to play the "crazy" version with all the spinning windmills and bad animatronic obstacles, but simply whacking a little white ball around a field doesn't do anything for me.
Plus, when you compare it to other spectator sports, it often seems a little dull. Take ice hockey, for example: there's head-to-head competition, high-speed action, and - more often than not - a full on brawl on the rink. Golf, on the other hand, just seems to be endless rounds of people in jumpers and sun visors hitting a ball with a stick.
However, it's clear that there are millions of people around the world that would disagree with me, as golfing competitions still draw a significant crowd.
Just yesterday, in fact, the Augusta Par-Three contest was broadcast live across the states to thousands of keen viewers. Unfortunately, they got a little more action than they bargained for when one golfer managed to dislocate his ankle while celebrating a perfect shot.
Tony Finau, a 28-year-old golfer from Salt Lake City, Utah, managed a hole-in-one on the 7th, and subsequently rushed towards the crowd. But - while he might be a pro at golf - it seems that Finau hasn't really got the whole "running backward" thing down, as when he turned to celebrate with everyone around him, he went over on his ankle. Hard.
In a clip of the incident, you can clearly see Finau's ankle pop out of place - but he doesn't even think twice before shunting it back in.
Even after his amazing shot, Finau did not go on to win the round, and it's unlikely that he'll be able to play the next round after sustaining such a severe injury. Let's give him his due, though - he's certainly got some guts to be able to deal with a dislocated joint in such a cool and collected manner.
Plus, he made a game of golf a little more interesting, and that's perhaps the most impressive thing of all.