The Open 2015: Bird tries to steal Henrik Stenson's ball on the 14th hole

The St Andrews course just got more difficult

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Golf courses are littered with hazards - from bunkers and water features to the rough and weather conditions.

But on the second day of action at The Open, where it was thought the high winds and rain would be the biggest concern, Henrik Stenson managed to find an original obstacle.

The Swedish player struck a solid tee-shot on the 14th hole on the St Andrews Old Course and with it managed to find the fairway. However, the Swedish golfer's ball also managed to attract the attention of a curious crow.

The bird, possibly mistaking the golf ball for some sort of egg, pounced upon it and gave it a peck. The bird then appeared to stand guard over it.



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