Follow the Money to Torrey Pines

Business and golf mix fatally at Torrey Pines South in sunny and foggy (weather- and otherwise) California. Follow the money by clicking on the dollar sign ($), then zoom in to view a transactional world without transparency operating in a hegemonic geography. “Torrey,” as the course is known (affectionately, for the most part), is a golf anomaly, a prestigious municipal facility; and its green fees are priced accordingly, including being extra expensive for non-residents. Situated on bluffs above the Pacific Ocean in affluent La Jolla north of San Diego, the course has a global reputation thanks to the area’s natural beauty, the prestige of the location, the annual pomp and circumstance of a professional golf tournament and wins here by Tiger Woods. Follow the Money charts how users of the course conceivably strategize during their rounds, mixing the business of white-collar crime with pleasure. The horrific losses are tallied like the results of a typical round in the deceptively simple format of a golf scorecard.
The Old Man, formerly the Founder, before he embraced his true identity–found himself.

Ryan K.T. Chung

Simon Patterson, The Great Bear (1992)