Birds race on the golf course and halt play at Tshwane Open

See how two birds invaded the golf course to disrupt play during the opening round of the Tshwane Open

The bad weather stayed away from Pretoria during the opening round of the Tshwane Open, where play was briefly disrupted by a different type of obstacle.

Louis de Jager grabbed a one-shot lead after a day of low scoring in South Africa, where former Masters champion Danny Willett is among the players in the field, with an array of animals attempting to get closer to the action.

More than 100 species of birds can be found in the area close to the par-71 layout, with two oblivious to the golf as they raced around the fairways at great speed.

It isn’t the first time this year where animals have disrupted play, with Sergio Garcia having to chase away some geese on the PGA Tour during the Honda Classic.

Click on the video above to see birds causing bother!

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