Sergio Garcia held a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy after the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational. Unfortunately, Sunday proved to be a struggle.
Garcia’s tee shot on the third hole in the fourth and final round was an early indicator it might be rough day for the 34-year-old. Garcia’s drive landed in the gallery and struck a woman’s finger. Not only did the ball hit her finger, it dislodged the diamond from the setting of her ring.
Not surprisingly, Garcia requested the woman’s contact information so he could work with her in replacing the damaged ring. Thankfully, the stone was later found and returned. The woman did receive an autographed ball for her role in the unfortunate incident.
As for the rest of Sergio Garcia’s day, he was overtaken by McIlroy for good on the 11th hole when the 25-year-old sunk a birdie putt. A bogey on the 15th for Garcia essentially secured his runner-up finish.
The day wasn’t a total loss for Garcia though, his second place finish was good enough to move him up to No. 3 in the world.