Lost Vegas in last-gasp dash to Carnoustie

- Jhonattan Vegas was forced to do plenty of scrambling before he even teed off in the British Open.

The 33-year-old, a three-time victor on the PGA Tour, had only realised his visa had expired when he was ready to leave his home in the United States for the east coast of Scotland.

After obtaining the necessary documentation, Vegas had to take the last possible flight that would get him to Carnoustie on time, but the story did not end there.

He lost his clubs en route and, following an 0630 helicopter ride from Glasgow Airport to the east coast of Scotland, a new set of clubs from three different manufacturers had to be hastily cobbled together for the start of his first round.

"Then I chose to start hitting the driver and bad things started happening with that shaft", said Vegas, who made four bogeys over the final 10 holes. "Even if someone tried to do something like this on goal, you couldn't really do it".

"So I look at my visa, and I got really confused with the dates". So I got a few bogeys and shot 76.

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Vegas first filed the wrong application form, then a glitch in the postal service from NY to his home in Houston delayed the return of his approved passport. And then he learned he had applied for the wrong visa, delaying the process more. He missed the cut at The Open a year ago.

"But that didn't happen". I mean, I waited - I literally waited in a vehicle in front of the consulate in Houston for seven hours, hoping for that visa to show up that day.

When the visa finally arrived on Wednesday, his flight connection through NY was cancelled, forcing him to route through Toronto.

"As long as I had a shot at making it, I was going to try". "I don't recommend it. Otherwise, I probably would have played with members' clubs today", Vegas said.

Vegas's troubles did not end upon his arrival, though, after his clubs failed to make the journey with him. "Hopefully my clubs show up tomorrow morning", he said.

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