SIDNEY, Australia - We've heard of delays before in golf.
Rain is usually the main culprit. Frost has refused to let play start, high winds have halted play. And this year an entire round of golf was postponed because of a heavy layer of fog cut off sight at the Farmers Insurance Open.
But a hopping delay?
Yep, a hopping delay courtesy of scores of kangaroos brought the LPGA tour's season-opening ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in Yarralumla to a halt.
Had a shot landed in the pouch of one of those kangaroos, a player would get a free drop in the area where her ball would have landed. That is if they can catch the kangaroo.
Action wasn't stopped for long.
And come to think of it, kangaroos may be the only thing capable of stopping Lydia Ko. The 15-year-old amateur, who already has three wins on professional circuits around the world, shot a 10-under-par 63 to grab a one-shot lead after the first round.
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