J.R. Smith Arrived In A Bentley And Stepped On A Beehive During His Chaotic College Golf Debut

JR Smith Phoenix Invitational College Golf Beehive Yellow Jacket Wasp Medical Attention

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  • Retired NBA guard J.R. Smith is doing his best to bring his winning ways to the golf course.
  • He made his collegiate golf debut this week and it has been rather chaotic.
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J.R. Smith’s college golf debut has been anything but typical. The 36-year-old, two-time NBA champion qualified for his first tournament by one stroke in practice over the weekend and played in the fifth spot for the North Carolina A&T Aggies this week.

Since then, he has showed up in a Bentley, made his first turn at one-over, stuck approach shots and hit a pair of birdie putts, but ultimately could not get anything going. For him to even be out there is noteworthy, and he is having a ton of fun while doing it.

The feat became even more impressive after Smith stepped on a beehive and continued to play on Day 2.

The Phoenix Invitational, hosted by Elon, was held on Monday and Tuesday at the par-71, 6,687-yard Alamance Country Club in Burlington, N.C. Smith’s first two rounds round were not great.

But he was not in last place after Day 1.

After playing 36 holes on Monday, Smith decided to use a push cart for his next and final 18.

Things got off to a par-par start on his first two holes, but Smith ran into some trouble on his third. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound freshman in college started on hole No. 10 and hit his ball into the woods on hole No. 12.

As he was looking for his ball, Smith stepped on a yellow jacket nest. He required medical attention for the stings/bites and had to come off of the course while he got fixed up.

Smith did not let the incident stop him from continuing on with the round, but it definitely took a toll on his play. He double bogeyed No. 12 and was six-over through 11 holes.

That didn’t keep him from striping his tee shots.

Smith looks the part and is not necessarily going to finish dead last, which counts for something… Especially considering that he was STUNG BY WASPS mid-round.