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British Open 2019: Apparently, this storm shelter is very much in play at Royal Portrush

July 17, 2019

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.