WATCH: Sergio Garcia hurts himself in battle with gorse

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WATCH: Sergio Garcia hurts himself in battle with gorse

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WATCH: Sergio Garcia hurts himself in battle with gorse

SOUTHPORT, England – Sergio Garcia took his frustrations out on a gorse bush Friday at the British Open. The bush fought back.

Garcia hit a poor tee shot on the par-3 fourth hole at Royal Birkdale, and then turned around and swung his club at the gorse. After hitting the bush, Garcia grabbed his right shoulder and required medical attention from a physio.

The injury didn’t appear to be too serious, as Garcia made eagle on the next hole before shooting 1-under 69 in Round 2.

“It wasn’t very smart,” Garcia said. “It felt like the muscles on my shoulder just went one on top of the other. I was a little sore on the next tee, but I took some ibuprofen and Advil, and had some work done on the eighth tee. It obviously started to loosen up as the round went on.”

Garcia, at 2 over for the tournament, said the physio diagnosed him with a strain and he expects to be ready for the weekend.

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