There was also that one time that Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden was bitten by a black widow during a qualifier on the Ladies European Tour. Earlier this year, Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was attacked by hornets in the second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open and jumped in a lake.
All of that is serious, serious stuff. And, luckily, everyone involved was OK.
Compared to those potentially life-threatening situations, what happened to Peter Uihlein in the European Tour's KLM Open last week is fall out of your chair, laugh out loud funny.
During Sunday's final round, Uihlein was faced with a shot from the side of an adjacent tee box. As he set to address the ball, he suddenly jumped, frighteningly, leading commentators to believe there must be a nasty snake that popped out of the grass.
As you can see in the video below, it turns out the predator was merely a tiny, little frog:
After surviving the attack, a shaken Uihlein went on to tie for 22nd.
The "incident" gave everyone a good laugh, including Uihlein's good buddy Rickie Fowler:
Uihlein tweeted back:
Hey, we all have a phobia... Some people are afraid of the dark. Some are afraid of heights. Some are afraid of confined spaces. Some are afraid of deadly snakes or grizzly bears.
For poor, ole Peter Uihlein, it's little frogs. A great gag gift for Uihlein this holiday season might be a DVD of, "The Muppets."