Golfer Rory McIlroy, who has fallen behind in the PGA Championship, has reportedly begun building a sand castle in the bunker off the sixteenth hole.
“I was feeling a bit anxious, so I started raking the bunker. Ya know, like a zen garden?” McIlroy told reporters. “Before I knew it, it was two hours later and I was midway through creating a full-blown castle.”
The castle takes inspiration from McIlroy’s homeland of Northern Ireland and uses golf tees for structural support. Following a rough first round in the Championship, McIlroy indicated that the completed castle will be the kind of achievement he needs to get him through the next few days.
“I showed it to Phil and he seemed pretty impressed,” McIlroy said, referring to his competitor Phil Mickelson. “My biggest fear now is that one of the guys will have a bad drive and destroy the creation I’ve worked so hard on.”