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Watch Smylie Kaufman fall hard for the old fake-snake-in-the-golf-bag trick

November 03, 2016

Smylie Kaufman's heart raced faster than it usually does during a practice round on Wednesday. And it had nothing to do with his golf game, but rather his golf bag. Or, more specifically, what was put on it.

Kaufman was cruising around TPC Summerlin just minding his own business and making some final preparations before beginning his Shriners Hospitals For Children Open title defense when a couple buddies put a fake snake on his bag. And Kaufman fell for the trick. Hard. Check it out:

Here's a different angle of the prank, captured by Ben Crane:

Crane's description also nails what makes the video so funny. It's Kaufman acting all cool watching his shot and flicking away his tee before. . . bam! They get him. And they get him good. Sorry, Smylie.