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Idiot French Golfer Acts Like Idiot Frenchman, Breaks Shin During Celebratory Leap Into Pond

Everything was going great for French golfer Thomas Levet (left) on Sunday: he had just won the French Open and was enjoying the adulation from his fellow countrymen and countrywomen. That’s when things took a turn for the worse: during a celebratory leap into a pond after his victory, Levet somehow broke a bone in his shin. DERP! He will be out of action for six weeks, meaning he will miss the British Open. DERP, indeed.

This isn’t even the first time this year that a person has been injured by taking a flying leap into a body of water to celebrate a tournament victory. Stacy Lewis’ mother injured her leg when she joined her daughter for a dip after Stacy won the Kraft Nabsico Championship in April.

But this time it was different – it was the actual golfer who got hurt, and wouldn’t you know it? Levet is extremely disappointed about how it all played out. Via The Daily Mail:

“I am extremely disappointed to miss out on the Open Championship, but my specialist has advised me to have an operation on the fracture tomorrow morning,” said Levet, who was second to Ernie Els at Muirfield in 2003 after a five-hole play-off.

“I will have screws and a plate inserted which will ensure that my shin recovers completely.

“I will be off for six weeks, which is very bad timing with so many important tournaments coming up.

“However, the wonderful memory of winning my national Open will definitely keep me going through my recovery!”

Video of Levet’s tragically humorous leap follows.

Via Wei Under Par:

Great googly moogly. Au revoir, Frenchy. At least for six weeks.

Levet ruled out of the Open after breaking shin celebrating French Open success [The Daily Mail]