Reuters' writer Larry Fine walked into the aftermath with marshals buzzing over how the bird appeared to 'blow up' on impact. One of the marshals marched out and grabbed the dead bird by the tail, carrying it off to some nearby wild grass and tossing it. As Ahn approached her ball, there were dead feathers scattered around it, but she was undeterred, lasering her approach to 10 feet.
'Thanks for picking up the carnage,' Reuters' quoted Ahn's caddie, Paul Martinez, telling the marshals.
Ahn didn't convert the birdie putt, perhaps some cosmic justice.