Golfer Sergio Garcia made some diamond news this past weekend at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
On the final day of the tournament, Garcia hit an errant tee shot on the third hole which sailed into the crowd. The shot ended up hitting a woman in the hand and the force of the impact dislodged a diamond from her ring into the tall grass below her feet.
Garcia actually helped look for the diamond before having his caddy get her contact information so he could replace the stone if it wasn’t found. The golfer also gave the woman an autographed ball for her troubles.
“Obviously, it didn’t feel very good,” Garcia said. “You never like to hit anybody, but if you hit someone and make her lose her diamond ring, it feels even worse.”
When asked about how his new fiancé would feel about him purchasing a diamond for another woman, Garcia said “I don’t know how Kathy would have felt about that”.
Luckily, after 20 minutes of searching, the diamond was indeed found and the spectator now has one of the best diamond stories ever.
Garcia ended up with a bogey on that hole and finished the tournament in second place, two strokes behind Rory McIlroy.