Royal Portrush will provide players at this week's Open Championship with the usual tests that come with a standard links golf course: Pot bunkers, high rough, firm fairways and, of course, wind and rain. But you can add something else to that list: storm shelters. Well, one storm shelter, at least.
There's a tiny one left of the green on Portrush's picturesque par-4 fifth, and apparently, it's in play. Very much in play.
Paul Casey found this out (fortunately) during a practice round, disappearing into the dark space and expertly escaping by chipping onto the green. Check it out:
Well, that's one way to avoid standing out in the rain. Savvy move, Paul.
And here's a different angle shared by Casey:
It's not quite Sean Payton hitting a shot off a boat in Lake Tahoe, but it's still a pretty bizarre sight to see on a golf course. Fingers crossed we see more of it once the tournament actually starts.