The Sports Report
It doesn’t happen often, but last week a cactus changed the outcome of a major sporting event. And I’m not talking about Pittsburgh getting a cactus from Glendale, AZ for winning the Superbowl, though I hear that was incentive enough for Big Ben.
Villegas’s adventure with the desert fauna happened on his next-to-last hole at the TPC Scottsdale. The towel his caddy was carrying caught some cactus and when Villegas reached out to clean his grip, his hand became a pin cushion.
For several minutes, Villegas tried in vain to pick the thorns out of his hand. One of his female fans offered a pair of tweezers that did the trick, though.
“I hit a great shot after that, and like I said, I missed the putt and then went on to bogey the last one and missed the cut by one,” Villegas said.
Oh, the humanity.