Golf Fan Attacked by Jumping Cactus While Dodging Errant Rory McIlroy Shot (Video)

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Everyone I know who has been to Arizona loves it there. I mean loves it. Of course, I live in an icy wasteland of frostbite and despair, and when you’re living in the heart of a polar vortex, the dessert sounds pretty awesome.

Here’s the thing, though. Human beings are not supposed to live in the desert, just like we’re not supposed to live under the sea or on the moon. It’s unnatural, and I’m pretty sure the desert doesn’t want us there. If it did, why would there be such a thing as a goddamn jumping cactus?

That’s right. Jumping cacti. Cylindropuntia fulgida, or the jumping cholla, is found in Northern Mexico and southern Arizona. It’s prickly stems detach from the trunk with just the slightest touch, attaching themselves to your clothes without you even realizing it…until you sit down. And then God help you.

So why do I bring this up? Because yesterday, at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona, a fan fell into a freaking jumping cactus while dodging a stray Rory McIlroy shot.

Needless to say, it looks painful. See for yourself:

It may be cold where I live, and I probably won’t get out on the golf course for a couple more months. However, I don’t have to worry about rattlesnakes or aggressive cacti on a daily basis. So I’ve got that going for me.

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