The new 7th at Royal Portrush and new Nellie bunker, plus kind of a somber photo of the abandoned Nellie bunker this week @theopen. The new hole is big, beautiful and interesting. The green is a bit busier in a small area than I’d like given that it doesn’t feel quite like an extension of the existing terrain, but for a modern game par 5 on a course with few heavily bunkered greens. @royalportrushgolfclub @mackenzieandebert
@golfchannel and NBC has such a hard working team this week bringing you pictures and sound. That includes @miketiriconbc who is renaissance man and master of all trades, even fixing my IFB. Thanks @aaron_bearden of @gcmorningdrive for documenting this high point in my tv career.
Calamity Corner! The 236-yard 16th at Royal Portrush is all carry though I don’t see many players finding the chasm and certainly not the lowest portion as seen in the last video. There is a false front right but otherwise it’s more intimidating for amateurs and just a tough par when windy for pros in @theopen