Today’s Touch: A Crazy Game

It goes without saying that golf is a crazy game. Long ago, someone thought to invent a game where you whack rocks with sticks into a hole, a certain distance away.

Golfers, too, are a crazy bunch. And combine a crazy game with crazy players, and you usually get crazy outcomes.

Yesterday prior to the cancellation of play in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Sergio Garcia hit a, well, crazy, shot.

He climbs a tree. He swings one-handed. He hits it backwards. And it still landed in the fairway.

Garcia had to withdraw after the cancellation of play – citing a shoulder injury (that he likely sustained while climbing the tree) – but he will likely be back in action at Augusta for The Masters.

Here’s the video from Sunday:

But it’s not even the most wild Sergio-and-a-tree video. There’s this gem from the 1999 PGA Championship, when Garcia ‘leaped’ into the golf scene:

And, some other crazy shots from the world of golf…

Leif Olsen’s hole-in-one from the 2009 RBC Canadian Open – off his playing partner’s ball and in:

Looks awfully familiar to this one from K.J. Choi. Retief Goosen, you’re welcome.

And, to get you in the mood for Augusta:


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