In case you missed it, Rob Lowe told Conan O’Brien this week that he once nailed a bird while golfing and was so traumatized he gave up the sport, one of several hobbies he credited with keeping him so young.
It happened in 2007 at a PGA celebrity pro-am tournament in Des Moines. He hit “a really – I thought – nice sand wedge,” he said.
The shot was dead-on: It nailed a bird in mid-flight.
“And BOINK, in the air, dead — into the trap,” said Lowe, 50.
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“That's the thing, it's not like Randy Johnson, the pitcher who killed a seagull ... it's a finch.”
That would be Iowa’s state bird, an Eastern goldfinch, also known as the American goldfinch.
Lowe said that some of insurance-company sponsors of the tournament calculated the odds of killing the state bird with a golf shot were one in 747 million.
And the odds of him nailing an albatross would have been?