May
15
2011
Turtle Dive! Score?
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Saturday at TPC Sawgrass delivered a four-hour twenty-seven minute rain delay, along with several wacky and humorous moments during the third round of the Players Championship, including the one above. NBC’s cameras caught a turtle teetering over the edge of the water hazard on 16 until it finally dove in head-first. Splash! As NBC analysts note, “We need our Olympic diving analyst Cynthia Potter to score this. You know, he was a little short on the landing.” …”Yeah, splash is way too big.” Brilliant! I give the turtle a 9.2.