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Sergio Garcia’s drive knocked the diamond off a woman’s ring

If nothing else, Sergio Garcia certainly knows how to pound that rock. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It was mentioned on the telecast at the time, and it’s doubtless been said innumerable times since then, but come on, there is simply no other way to put it: Talk about a diamond in the rough!

That’s because Sergio Garcia hit a tee shot today that landed in the rough. But first, it struck a spectator’s hand, dislodging the diamond from her ring. The diamond also landed, yes, in the rough.

Ultimately, another spectator found her diamond (in the rough), and all was well. Sorry, not all, if you count Garcia, whose  errant drive was just one flub en route to coughing up a three-shot, final-round lead at the Bridgestone Invitational. Oh, and as fate would have it, Garcia was paired up with, and lost the event to, Rory McIlroy. You know, the golfer who recently took an entire ring off a woman’s finger.

Here’s video of the episode.

You may recall that at the British Open a couple of weeks ago, Garcia’s valiant effort in the final round wasn’t enough to prevent coming in second to McIlroy. So Garcia couldn’t be blamed for starting to feel that, much like diamonds, runner-up finishes to this guy are forever.

Des writes for the Early Lead and the D.C. Sports Bog, scouring the Web to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. He also covers fantasy football, as well as fitness topics for the MisFits.



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Des Bieler · August 3, 2014