LPGA Golfer Finishes Round After Black Widow Spider Bites Her
On Tuesday, an LPGA golfer finished her qualifying round at the Australian Open after she was bitten in the leg by a black widow spider and used a tee to dig out the bite and squeeze the venom out herself.
When medics did not come fast enough after Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist was bitten on the leg by a black widow spider during a qualifying round for the LPGA's ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia, she used one of her tees and decided to take action:
"When I told the local caddies in my group what had happened, they got very upset and said it was a black widow, and immediately started looking for their phones to call the medics."
Holmqvist said "a clear fluid came out, it wasn't the prettiest thing I've ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible."
She finished her round by shooting a 74 and eventually did not qualify for the tournament.