Swedish golfer bitten by spider

Updated: February 15, 2013

Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist is believed to have been bitten by a spider during her qualifying stage of the LPGA’s Women’s Australian Open.

Holmqvvist thought she had been attacked by a spider which she thought could be potentially fatal so she used a tee to remove the venom.

The Swedish Golf Federation reported that she was in the rough on the fourth hole at the Royal Canberra Golf Club and felt a sharp pain, she swiped it off her leg, and after being told it could have been a Black Widow she used the tee to piece the bite and squeeze out the venom.

Whilst Black Widow spiders do not live in Australia, it could have been a Redback.

Holmqvist went on to complete the round, with medical staff following her around, but after finishing with a 74, she missed the cut.

After the round she told Svensk Golf magazine, “A clear fluid came out, it wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible.”

By Scott Balaam

Photograph provided by MikeBlogs.

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