If you were hoping to escape the news out of our nation’s capital by playing some golf this weekend, better call first and check that the course is open. Due to the government shutdown, many courses on or near government land have closed. Fox Sports reports that Highland Links (above), located on National Park Service land in Truro, Mass., has a recorded message informing the public that it’s closed. But there was no answer and no tape at Washington, D.C.’s Langston Golf Course, not a good sign. Still, if you can’t play, there’s some golf solace to be found: Sit down in front of the TV and watch The Presidents Cup, which, despite its chief-executive titling, will go on—from 1-6pm (eastern) today on Golf Channel, and on NBC Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm.