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Four greens vandalized at Timuquana C.C. the night before Jim Furyk’s PGA Tour Champions event

October 05, 2023

There’s a special circle of sports hell for people who vandalize golf courses. We hope these sadists and sociopaths are doomed to a life of watching their teams lose in overtime and Paul Azinger narrating their every activity. And hopefully the warden downstairs is cooking up something extra special for the clown who wrecked four greens (the 10th, 12th, 16th and 17th) at Timuquana Country Club on Wednesday night, mere hours before Jim Furyk’s PGA Tour Champions tournament, Constellation Furyk and Friends, was set to hold its pro-am. Check it out.

Awful stuff. Furyk and Friends has become one of the most vibrant stops on the senior circuit, bringing celebrities, music, local food and, of course, golf together for truly great weekend. Better yet, all proceeds from the event go to Northeast Florida charities via the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation. Unfortunately 12 hours before tip some joker went and wrecked the whole thing for everybody. It’s one thing if you don’t like golf. It’s entirely another to take money out of the pockets of the needy because you don’t like golf.

Anyway, here's hoping the grounds crew can get things patched up in short order and the event can continue as planned, because we’d hate to see one bad apple ruin the orchard for everybody.

UPDATE, 6:35 p.m.—All credit to the groundscrew at Timuquana for working hard to get everything in order ahead of Friday's first round. “They got right to work on the damage, called in some help from TPC [Sawgrass] and the agronomy team with the PGA Tour, and also from the Cure at Golf, a construction company that did a renovation here at Timuquana,” Furyk said on Thursday afternoon. “So, we’ve got all hands on deck.”