SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Tour pros are pretty creative when it comes to asking for free drops and such, but Bubba Watson gave us another Bubba Moment on the fifth hole of the final round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
"It's either embedded, or it's an animal digging a hole," Watson wailed plaintively at PGA of America rules official who wouldn't give him a free drop off of an anthill.
"It's not fire ants, so there's no relief from them, and it's not a loose impediment," said the official, a ruling which Watson didn't like.
"It is an animal...you will agree with that," Watson replied, channeling his inner Matlock.
Yes, it is, as opposed to a vegetable or mineral, but that's not the end of the analysis.
"They're not classified as a burrowing animal," the official responded.
"Even though they're digging a hole?" inquired Ted Scott, Watson's caddie.
Yes. That's exactly right, Ted. There's a difference between a burrowing animal -- where the ball rolls into a hole -- and tunneling ants. Try that one with your weekend foursome, and see how far it gets you!
But if that wasn't enough, Watson, his prickly puckishness getting the best of him, jokes, "Ow! It bit me!" before hitting.