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Olympic golfer gets crocodile warning from rules official during second round

August 13, 2016

Fortunately, Rio's much-talked-about dangers haven't wreaked much havoc this week. Sure, there have been plenty of capybara sightings, but Johnny Miller reports he's seen zero mosquitoes, and no crocodiles have made their way onto the Olympic course. That doesn't mean the reptiles aren't lurking, though.

And Canada's David Hearn was reminded of that during his second round.

"Chubbs," of course, is a reference to the Happy Gilmore character, Chubbs Peterson, who lost his right hand to a gator on a golf course. Hearn and other golfers in Rio have avoided a similar fate for now, but it doesn't hurt to be extra careful.