Nedbank Golf Challenge: Hey! A Baboon Took My Golf Ball!

Nedbank Golf Challenge: Hey! A Baboon Took My Golf Ball!

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Things can get wild on the European Tour. Just ask Daniel Boshoff.

Baboons can steal your golf balls, monkeys may bite your ankles, warthogs freely roam the gallery, mongooses have suspended play and the geese have no problem chasing after golfers.

“They’re usually after food, or things that are shiny,” said Boshoff, who manages wildlife at the Gary Player Country Club, home to this week’s European Tour stop at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.

At almost 8,000 yards, the par-72 is one of the world’s longest golf courses and requires a certain approach to course management for players.

In addition to carrying the largely flat and sprawling kikuyu fairways that…



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