News & Tours
March 20, 2015

The wind is so strong in Portugal that it's actually blowing golf balls into the hole

Extremely high winds are ripping through the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open in Portugal this week, and have already forced the event to shorten from 72 to 54 holes.

The wind was so strong that it reached up to 47 mph, according to the European Tour's website, which meant golf balls were "moving on the green throughout the day and play could not commence."

And they're not lying! Here's a scene from the ground during the event: