Golf trophies come in all manner of shapes and sizes. Sculpted metal cups, ornate wood or even glass vases, like the one Anna Nordqvist won recently at the LPGA ShopRite Classic.
Most of the time, they arrive home safely. But that wasn't the case for Nordqvist.
Imagine her shock and dismay when she opened the cardboard box containing her beautiful glass trophy, only to find a pile of shattered glass shards.
Once she got over her initial reaction, her comments on social media were quite humorous, as evidenced by this tweet:
Thankfully, there's a happy ending to the story. The shipper and tournament are working to replace Nordqvist's trophy -- and hopefully get it to her in one piece this time.
It's amazing in a way that there aren't more problems with trophies, especially crystal. Last year, Hunter Mahan's crystal vase snapped in two while he was placing it down for photographs.
But even big metal trophies can have issues. On Sunday, the top came off Jordan Spieth's U.S. Open Championship trophy while he was posing for photos. Last summer, Rory McIlroy made a quick grab to catch the top of the Wanamaker Trophy as it was being presented to him after winning the PGA Championship.
And in 1963, Jack Nicklaus nearly burned his fingers trying to hold the Wanamaker by its handles -- after it had been sitting in the hot Texas sun all afternoon.