AFL fans spot a golfer who seems to have a lost a ball during Gil McLachlan big ...

In the rough: Eagle eyed footy fans distracted by a golfer who lost his ball in the background of Gil McLachlan's AFL grand final announcement AFL CEO Gil McLachlan made an announcement at golf course on the Gold Coast A golfer could be seen looking for his ball after hitting it into a lake AFL fans were distracted by the scene and poked fun at it on social media  Mr McLachlan announced the 2020 final will be played at The Gabba in Brisbane

By Shive Prema For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:22 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 3 September 2020

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A rogue golfer looking for a lost ball has photo-bombed Gil McLachlan as the AFL chief executive made the league's grand final announcement.  

Mr McLachlan announced that the final would be played in Queensland for the first time ever, and held his press conference on Wednesday at Palm Meadows golf course on the Gold Coast. 

In the background, a golfer could be seen looking for his ball after hitting it into a water trap. 

The golfer was on screen for a third of Mr McLachlan's nine-minute announcement, leading AFL fans to point out the hilarious scene on Twitter. 

A golfer looking for his ball could be seen next to AFL CEO Gil McLachlan's elbow as he announced the grand final would be played in Queensland at Palm Meadows golf course on the Gold Coast on Wednesday

A golfer looking for his ball could be seen next to AFL CEO Gil McLachlan's elbow as he announced the grand final would be played in Queensland at Palm Meadows golf course on the Gold Coast on Wednesday

The golfer first appeared three minutes into the announcement, when Mr McLachlan was thanking fans for their support of the game through the COVID-19 pandemic

The golfer first appeared three minutes into the announcement, when Mr McLachlan was thanking fans for their support of the game through the COVID-19 pandemic

'I was transfixed by the two golfers behind Gil McLachlan who respectively plonked one in the water and got stuck in a horrendous looking green side bunker. Is there a grand final?' one person joked. 

'Old mate in the background looking for his golf ball,' another person said, followed by laughing emojis. 

One fan simply wrote:

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