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Rory McIlroy's swing interrupted by squirrel at Travelers Championship

By Daniel Wilco
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Professional golfers have long been used to distractions on the tee box. 

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From fans yelling, to cameras flashing, to wind blowing, every pro golfer has had to step off their shot countless times.

But few have had to do it because of a frantic squirrel.

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Rory McIlroy joined that group Saturday, when a shifty squirrel ran in front of his line on the first tee box, then stopped and stared down the golfer. Right when McIlroy thought the coast was clear, the squirrel came back for more.

McIlroy carded a bogey on the hole, so the squirrel's job was complete.

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