Greg Owen was practicing for this week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Monday when he noticed a baby blue jay fall out of a tree and into a water hazard. The bird appeared to be struggling, so Owen did what any normal PGA Tour golfer would do: He stripped down to his skivvies and waded into a pond to save birdie.
The video was taken by Tony Ziegler, who as Owen’s instructor was there ostensibly to film his strokes and not this selfless act of bird heroism, which if there’s any justice in the world should earn the 44-year-old Englishman his first PGA Tour win.
It should be noted that alligators have been known to lurk in the waters of TPC Sawgrass, with course workers removing a nine-footer in 2012. As you can see from the below video, these course workers are officially crazy.
The gators have sporadically updated Twitter accounts.