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Golfer Starts Fire When Swing Hits Rock

Let’s chalk this into consideration for the Hyperbole Hall of Fame: the most ridiculous way to start a forest fire. I wish there was video of this report from the AP:

[A] golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a shot in the rough Saturday. On his next swing, his club snagged a rock, causing a spark that lit the rough ablaze and eventually attracted 150 firefighters to the scene.

It’s not enough that this place is called Shady Canyon, but now errant rocks and one bad slice can start a forest fire. How bad do you feel for this guy (who, by the way, was not pressed with any criminal charges)?

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