One bitten twice shy?

The following item appeared in my email this morning in the InformationWeek Daily email broadcast:

"If I go out now and hit a ball off of the fairway in any fashion or form, I will not go after it." Roy Williamson, who was bitten twice by a rattlesnake when he tried to retrieve his ball from the rough on a Georgia golf course

I thought that the saying was: "One bitten twice shy."  Sounds like a clear cut case of insanity to me.  Doctor!  Doctor!  It hurts when I do this.  Well, don’t do that then!