The latest avian to abscond with a golf ball clearly knows what he (she?) is doing.
Australian Sam Eaves had his ball cleanly picked up and carried away by a crow on the par-5 15th hole during Friday’s second round of the Australian PGA Championship.
Eaves, who got his ball back, recovered from the interruption and parred the hole.
The bird follows in the hallowed footsteps of other likeminded creatures, including the eagle who tried to steal this golfer’s ball:
The greatest incident of bird-ball theft came during the 1998 Players Championship when this seagull plucked Steve Lowery’s ball off the 17th green:
Don’t worry if this happens to you – it’s covered under Rule 18-1: outside agency. If a creature takes your ball, take a drop without penalty and play on.