WATCH: Bird attacks Ernie Els with a shower of poop

There’s nothing worse than getting off to a bad start. Unfortunately Ernie’s troubles were just beginning as he picked up his ball for a bogey on the first. An opportunistic bird came out of nowhere to add insult to injury, pelting the Big Easy with a barrage of poop.

It had been a promising start for the the South African as he posted a 66 on the first day. He finished 73, 78, 75, offering a small boost to fans who were still reeling from his Masters 6-putt.

It was an exciting week at The Players, the conditions allowed for low scoring whilst inflicting damaging scores when players missed shots; Sergio Garcia 5-putted from 9 feet and Russell Knox managed to hit 3 consecutive tee shots into the water on 17.


Rickie Fowler embraces Jason Day after his victory.
Rickie Fowler embraces Jason Day after his victory.

Jason Day was the eventual winner and even he managed to chunk three chip shots during the early stages of his round.