Late-to-bed Aussie golf fans know the European Tour can always provide excitement while you’re under a blanket on the couch and trying to stay warm. This weekend will be especially good, with some of the top players in the world taking on the site of next year’s Ryder Cup, Le Golf National in Paris, for the HNA Open de France.

It can even provide some comedy, in the form of Chinese star Li Haotong’s mother rolling up her pants and venturing into the water to retrieve his putter after the player chucked the offending club in the drink after bogeying the par-3 11th. Check out the stunt that had Thomas Pieters literally rolling on the floor laughing.

The broken club reveal was the best twist since Brad Pitt found out what was in the box in “Seven”.

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It’s true what they say, mums will do anything for their children.