Golf Companies Evacuate Due to Carlsbad Wildfire

By Adam Fonseca
Thursday May 15th, 2014 11:34 am EDT

Getty Images

A number of the biggest golf companies in the world, including Callaway Golf and TaylorMade, house their main headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. On Wednesday, many of those companies were evacuated due to the raging wildfire that is devastating the area.

According to PGA.com, approximately 15,000 homes and business have been evacuated in the surrounding areas. TaylorMade’s facility – which includes adidas and Ashworth clothing – joined employees from Callaway, Odyssey, Cobra Puma Golf, SKLZ and the west coast office of Titleist in the mass exodus.

 
The fire is said to have started due to a mixture of a record drought, extreme heat, heavy winds and low humidity. Deemed the Poinsettia Fire, the wildfire has damaged or completely destroyed a number of homes in the Carlsbad area and is spreading at approximately 400 acres per day.

Stay tuned to the Back9Network for updates on this story as they become available.

Other Hot Links:
- The Fringe: Bradley, DeLaet Trade Jabs & Tiger Dishes Some Advice
- Throwback Thursday: Hall of Fame Edition
- Alex Morgan Unleashes Swing & Dance at Topgolf
- Some Folks Still Can't Get Louis Oosthuizen's Name Right
Loudmouth Lets You Wear SpongeBob's SquarePants

Bleacher Report

More in What's Hot

Derek Jeter, President Obama Golf At Exclusive Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

Derek Jeter, President Obama Golf At Exclusive Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

Suzy Whaley Elected First Female Officer in PGA History

Suzy Whaley Elected First Female Officer in PGA History

The Fringe: Wie Would Buy 'A Lot Of Shoes' With $1 Million Bonus

The Fringe: Wie Would Buy 'A Lot Of Shoes' With $1 Million Bonus

No Big Deal: Unicyles & Exercise Balls Part Of Golf Trick Shot Show

No Big Deal: Unicyles & Exercise Balls Part Of Golf Trick Shot Show

The Fringe: Justin Rose One-Ups Rory McIlroy's Ridiculous Lift

The Fringe: Justin Rose One-Ups Rory McIlroy's Ridiculous Lift

Dustin Johnson Sells Florida Mansion For $5.2 Million

Dustin Johnson Sells Florida Mansion For $5.2 Million

The Fringe: Sergio Garcia Hires Former No. 1 Player As Caddie

The Fringe: Sergio Garcia Hires Former No. 1 Player As Caddie

Tiger Woods Slams Golf Digest For Fake Q&A

Tiger Woods Slams Golf Digest For Fake Q&A

Golf In 'Grand Theft Auto V' Is Hazardous To Your Health

Golf In 'Grand Theft Auto V' Is Hazardous To Your Health

The Fringe: Norman Offers To Help Ian Poulter's Putting Via Twitter

The Fringe: Norman Offers To Help Ian Poulter's Putting Via Twitter