Sergio Garcia hurts himself by hitting gorse with club

Ross Houston
July 21, 2017

Sergio Garcia has admitted to feeling concerned he wouldn't be able to complete his second round after sustaining a self-inflicted injury at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.

After a poor shot from up against the bushes on the par-3 fourth hole, Garcia took an angry reverse swipe at the bush and come out the worse for it. At +2 for the tournament, he'll comfortably make the cut and play this weekend, barring any further complications with his shoulder. Immediately, the Masters champion put his hand to his shoulder and required attention from the on-course physiotherapist.

Despite looking like he was in a lot of pain, Sergio Garcia said his shoulder felt better as the round went on and that he didn't suffer a strain. "So it didn't feel good at all".

"But obviously it did help but it was still a bit of a question mark".

"It feels better [now] than it felt when I did it". And it's warm at the moment. "It was a little sore on the next tee, but I took some ibuprofen and got a little work done on the 8th tee, and fortunately it started to loosen up as the round went on", Garcia said. Obviously I'm not happy about it because I nearly screwed up my British Open. "So we'll see. Hopefully it will be fine".

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