Joyce Kilmer wrote a very famous poem about the wonder of trees, which provides the logical conclusion that Mr. Kilmer probably didn't play golf.
Trees seem to pop up on the course right where you don't want your golf ball to land. That was the case for Sergio Garcia on the 10th hole in Sunday's final round of the Travelers Championship. Garcia's tee shot seemed to be drawn like a magnet right at a very large tree on the left-hand side of the fairway and look what happens next:
It appeared Garcia's ball hit yet another tree, this one way over the gallery on the right side of the hole, and caromed back into the fairway. So two trees, one bad break, one good one. Garcia would go on to make bogey, however.
It's not like Garcia hasn't had previous experience with trying to hit around trees. One of the most iconic images of Sergio is his recovery from behind a tree in the 1999 PGA Championship.
If you haven't seen it in a while, here it is: