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The Golfing Gods Are Angry, My Friends


The tree during happier times (2006)


Why, Golfing Gods?? Why??

Just horrible, horrible news, people. Yet another legend of the golf world has fallen. The famous cypress tree located on the 6th hole at Torrey Pines was toppled by the terrible (and evil!) storm that it San Diego on Monday.

Remain calm, Weed…get your emotions in check. Don’t go crying on me!

The news has been particularly hard on City Golf Manager Jon Maddern.

“Very sickening,” Maddern said late yesterday afternoon. “That (No. 6) has always been the signature hole. In fact, my son summed it up best when he said that’s the best location you see out there between both courses. This is definitely heartbreaking.”

I think I know what’s going on here. The Golfing Gods are invoking Their wrath upon us for our incredibly harsh judgment and very public evisceration of the Chosen One.

Let this be a lesson to us. Please reconsider the way in which we have scorned Him before more trees are lost. Repent! Repent!

Torrey’s landmark tree lost to storm [The San Diego Union-Tribune]