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'I'm outta there': Scary detail lurking in photo behind golfer

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
World No.4 Collin Morikawa (pictured) about to take a chip shot with an alligator behind him.
World No.4 Collin Morikawa (pictured) was preparing for his shot at the RCB Heritage when an alligator popped up behind him. (Image: CBS)

Commentators at the RBC Heritage couldn't help but become nervous for 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa after noticing a scary detail behind him.

The American was forced to make a chip shot, near the water, on the 15th hole at the South Carolina tournament.

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Morikawa lined up his chip shot, right in front of a sign that read: "Please do not feed or disturb the alligators."

And as he was practising his swing to reach the green, the camera swung a few inches to the right.

The commentators noticed an onlooker just above the surface right behind the American.

“This would have me… a little twitchy,” the commentator said.

Morikawa appeared unperturbed and held his nerve to hit a stunning chip shot right near the hole.

The commentators were quick to point out they wouldn't be staying around too long to admire the shot.

“I wouldn’t be standing there right now,” one commentator joked.

“As soon as I hit the ball I’m outta there.”

Another commentator made the joke, "Needed a little more bite with that," following the shot.

An alligator in the water behind Collin Morikawa.
An alligator seen on the right behind Collin Morikawa as he was taking his chip shot during the RCB Heritage. (Image: CBS)

Morikawa drops in final round

PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, paired with Steward Cink in the final round, had a 72 to drop back to tied-seventh.

Stewart Cink capped off a dominant, record-breaking week by winning the PGA Tour's Heritage title for a third time.

The 47-year-old Cink carded a steady, stress-free 70 on Sunday to finish at 19-under 265 at Harbour Town to seal a four-shot victory.

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson closed with his best round of the tournament at 66 to finish tied for 13th at 10 under.

Smith's fellow Australian Cameron Davis jumped up 11 spots to a share of 25th after a closing 68 in another solid week.

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