It’s been an odd and tragic few weeks in golf. In Oregon, a kid in a golf cart plowed over a referee in the middle of a high school football field. In Louisiana, a girl died after her brother hit her in the head with a golf ball.
And now this. Monday at Butte Creek Country Club in Northern California, an abandoned baby was discovered during a tournament.
"Redding resident Bobbi Lee said she was on the course watching her daughter play golf in a tournament when she spotted something blue under a tree between the 12th and 13th holes," the Chico Enterprise Record reported. She went to investigate and found the boy, whose name isn’t known, sitting upright in a flowerbed with his arms and legs folded. 'He wasn’t crying; he wasn't making any noise at all,' Lee said.
The baby was unharmed and wearing a blue sweatshirt adorned with "Tigger," the Tiger from Winnie the Pooh.
The local sheriff's office reported that a relative had been found but did not provide further details. The baby's parents have been located, and the mother, who left the baby at the course, has been transported to a correctional facility for evaluation.
The infant was examined at a local hospital and found to be healthy, and has since been in the care of Butte County Children's Services.