Martin Kaymer found a new kind of hazard on the final hole of his Friday second round at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the European Tour’s season-ending event.
The German went long with his second shot to the par-5 18th on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, with the ball caroming off the grandstand before coming to a halt, albeit inside the ropes. A couple of kids saw the ball land and, for some reason, thought it was fair game to pick up off the turf, so they both dived for it.
The difference between the European and PGA Tours is that there was really no one to intervene or stop the kids in the first place.
Regardless, Kaymer was allowed to replace his ball without penalty under the Rules of Golf. He went on to make par on the hole, shooting 1-under 71 to sit at 7 under par through 36 holes and trail leader Andy Sullivan by five shots.