Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at British Open
By STEVE DOUGLAS
AP Sports Writer
SOUTHPORT, England — Sergio Garcia thought his British Open might be over after hurting his right shoulder angrily swinging a club into shrubs on the fourth hole at Royal Birkdale on Friday.
The Masters champion clutched his shoulder after the incident and took a painkiller on the fifth tee. He spoke with a medical official on the seventh hole and his shoulder still felt sore at the end of his second round.
“Obviously, I’m not happy about it,” Garcia said, “because I almost screwed up my British Open.”
The shoulder problem didn’t affect his power. Garcia drove the green on the 346-yard fifth hole and made eagle, and wound up shooting a 1-under 69 in gusty conditions. He was 2 over for the tournament.