There are many people who love snakes.
I, for one, am not one of those people. And, as we recently learned, neither is PGA Tour winner Smylie Kaufman.
The 24-year-old Kaufman is in Las Vegas this week to defend his title in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. During Wednesday's pro-am, his caddie decided to give Kaufman's amateur partners a good chuckle while nearly giving his boss a heart attack.
As you'll see in the video below, Kaufman casually picks his tee out of the teeing ground after a drive and walks over to his bag to put his club away. Just as he's about to do so, he notices a snake:
Overall, pretty brave reaction. I would have fallen down.
In this Instagram video from Ben Crane showing a different angle, you can see the caddie setting up the prank:
Fantastic. And a warning to my future playing partners: NEVER DO THIS TO ME.
As for the most famous rubber-snake golf gag of all time? That still belongs to Lee Trevino, who tossed a rubber snake at Jack Nicklaus on the first tee of an 18-hole playoff in the 1971 U.S. Open to lighten the tension: