Dead Legs

Course marshal’s legs fall asleep at Open de France, hilarious stumbling ensues

September 23, 2022

While there’s no shortage of professional golf happening on God’s beautiful green country club this weekend, all eyes are fixed squarely on Quail Hollow. That’s good news for this Open de France course marshal, who forgot to get up and stretch his legs on Friday, leading to this unfortunate—albeit hilarious—scene.

First of all, we hope this guy is OK. We’ve all been there, and there’s no feeling in the world quite like the tingles when they kick in. You can fidget, squirm, stomp, and stumble, but once they have you in their grasp, there’s nothing you can do but ride it out and hope for a swift death. Now imagine that happening with cameras pointed at you, a ball in the fescue you have to go find, and your feet feeling like Clydesdale hooves. Needless to say, it’s not what this guy had in mind when he volunteered to kick back, relax, and occasionally shout “quatre!” on a fine September afternoon at Le Golf National.

Whether this unseats Bryson’s rope KO as the pro-golf mishap du jour (more French!) remains to be seen. We honestly doubt it. When it comes to viral misfortune, DeChambeau is still the king. He finally has some competition, however, and we can’t wait to see where the budding rivalry goes from here.