According to an article on Al.com current PGA Champion Jason Dufner took a few acorns from the ground at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY (site of last week’s PGA Championship) and hopes that someday the oak trees that come from those acorns can be used to replace the trees at Toomer’s Corner. If you don’t know Toomer’s Corner is on the campus of Auburn University and was well known for the massive oak trees that were famously poisoned by Alabama fan Harvey Updike. The trees were part of an amazing tradition at Auburn where after winning a football game the student body would throw toilet paper into the trees, in what is called rolling Toomer’s Corner, since the removal of the trees the tradition is seemingly gone forever.
This is an amazingly spirited gesture by Dufner. This just goes to show how much different life in SEC country is. The amount of pride and spirit you have to have for the university to go to lengths like this is truly remarkable. By the time the trees mature and are able to take their place at the corner (if ever) Dufner will be an old man with only the memories of a great experience at Auburn and possibly one of the best gifts an alum could give a university. The chance to get tradition back.
Follow link to the full story http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/08/jason_dufner_hopes_acorns_coll.html