Close call for Lynn

European Tour

David Lynn’s first major in the USA nearly got very interesting after he stood on an alligator.

David Lynn’s first major in the USA nearly got very interesting after he stood on an alligator.

The Englishman shot a four-under par 68 at Kiawah Island on Saturday to move to one-under, five strokes behind joint leaders Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh.

However, Lynn reveals that the round nearly didn’t happen after a close encounter with one of the locals.

“I’m on the island in a lovely villa which has got a lovely bit of decking area sat over the water behind,” said the 38-year-old.

“There’s gators and I literally stood on a gator’s head, that’s how close they are.

“I think there’s about three different ones come over. They all seem to come over to where we are and one of them is quite a big lad – he’s quite scary.”

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