WATCH: Poulter fights off alligator at RBC Heritage


Ian Poulter is known for his loud trousers, but he may have needed a change of pair after playing the 10th hole at the RBC Heritage on Saturday.

The Englishman was in a share of the lead in South Carolina at Hilton Head, but things rapidly went downhill for him as he found the water after the turn.

Having made a splash, Poulter drew the attention of an alligator, which preceded to sit on the edge of the water hazard and eye up the 41-year-old, whose attention on his approach shot was somewhat compromised.

It took some serious wafting from Poulter's caddy to shift the reptile, but it eventually swam away.


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Posted by PGA TOUR on Saturday, 15 April 2017

However, Poulter's focus was clearly broken and - already facing a penalty stroke for landing it in the water - he carded a double-bogey six, bumping him down the leaderboard.

Poulter dropped another shot at the next hole, but gained it back at 14, a two-under round of 69 leaving him on 10 under for the tournament, and in fifth heading into Sunday's final round.