From Tree To Green

Sergio Garcia double-bogeyed on the par-4 10th hole at Bay Hill on Sunday but that doesn’t tell the whole story.

Garcia had been having a tournament to forget carding a 72, 69 and 73 on the first three days. However the Spaniard left his mark on the Arnold Palmer Invitational when he produced an incredible shot.

After some wayward shooting Garcia lodged his ball into a tree. Instead of taking a drop, Sergio shimmied up the tree and performed a one handed and backwards shot. Not that it did him any good. After he jumped back down the tree Garcia double-bogeyed and withdrew from the tournament a couple holes later.

The audacious shot seems to have angered the golf gods as later a violent storm stopped play. Heavy rains and strong winds ripped branches from trees, sending spectators running for cover as the clubhouse and media center lost power. But as spectacular as the storm was it all paled into insignificance compared to Sergio’s golf monkey routine.

Play resumes tomorrow with Tiger Woods top of the leaderboard and bidding to regain his world number one spot for the first time since October 2010.