Golfer bitten by black widow spider, digs venom out with a tee

Is this the black widow that bit Daniela Holmqvist? (Getty Images)

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I thought the only black widow in sports was this one?

Apparently not. Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden was bitten on the leg by a black widow spider while playing a qualifier for the LPGA's ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia.

She gave Svensk Golf the following, quite scary recount:

"When I told the local caddies in my group what had happened, they got very upset and said it was a black widow, and immediately started looking for their phones to call the medics."

But, get this: When the medics didn't arrive quickly enough, she just dug the bite open with a tee and squeezed the venom out herself!

Holmqvist talked about the incident: 

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.

Well, I guess so.

The craziest part of the entire story is that she went on to finish her round, shooting a 74 -- and missing out on qualifying for the tournament.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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