What's it like to play in the British Open?
Anirban Lahiri almost didn't find out.
According to the New York Times, Lahiri barely found out he was playing in the tournament and actually had to reschedule his honeymoon to make it in time.
The Indian world number 85 curtailed his post-nuptial holidays in Madagascar after two days upon learning he was one of 10 golfers to secure places for the July 17-20 major at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake as the highest ranked non-exempt players.
But why the lack of planning?
Lahiri admitted that he had no idea he was in the frame to make a return to the Open two years after his first appearance until he received news of the invite.
"I thought the qualifying cut off was sometime in May and when I checked the Open website, they only had the regular categories available and I assumed I had missed the chance as I wasn't in the field for any of the qualifying events," he added.
So basically Lahiri finds out who's in the Open the same way the rest of us find out, by refreshing his web broswer.
"That was why I had scheduled to get some time off. My wife has taken it well although her honeymoon is truncated but she understands the situation, being the wife of a professional golfer. She's been very supportive and I promised to take her back to Madagascar."
Good work, Anirban, and a savvy veteran move from a newlywed.