The Best Story You Will Ever Read About Your Sick, Sad Addiction To Sucking At Golf

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TV comedy genius Larry David says he’s gone through the five stages of grieving when it comes to golf: Anger, Denial, Bargaining, Depression and finally, Acceptance.

But has he really?

His New Yorker story begins…

On the par-3, 175-yard fourteenth hole at Riviera, I hit my tee shot a mere 90 yards and a physics-defying 30 degrees to the right—almost sideways. It’s a miracle I got my right leg out of the way, or I could have shattered it with the club. As I walked to the ball, I remarked to my friend that after seventeen years of playing this course I’d never seen someone hit a ball anywhere near where mine ended up. He had never seen it, either. “What’s more,” I said, “I couldn’t care less.” My friend was taken aback. But I meant it. I didn’t care, and I didn’t particularly care about the next shot, either. I felt liberated, not unlike the way I felt when my wife left me, except this time I didn’t take up skipping.

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