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WATCH: Matt Kuchar nearly missed his Open tee time because he had to use the bathroom

Golf's major championships are well-known for their intense pressure, and Carnoustie is no different. 

But usually that pressure is felt on the course itself, not while trying to get there.

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Matt Kuchar may have had some nerves before his round at the Open Thursday morning, however, after deciding to go to the bathroom just minutes before his first-round tee time.

After relieving himself, Kuchar sprinted to the first tee, making it with just seconds to spare before his 9:47 (local time) tee time. Ever the gentleman, he paused to shake the hands of the volunteers before emerging, of course.

The 40-year-old then parred the hole on his way to a 1-under first round.