Garcia Plays Down Any Injury Concern Despite Both Legs ‘Taped’.

… Sydney, Australia¬†

Masters champion Sergio Garcia has played down any injury concern despite arriving Tuesday at the 104th Australian Open venue with the back of both his legs sporting red ‘medical’ tape.

Garcia is making a first visit to Sydney for this week’s staging of Australia’s premier event.

The Spaniard arrived from Dubai where he had finished his 20th European Tour season sharing sixth place in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Masters champ Sergio Garcia sporting ‘medical’ tape on the rear of both his legs (Photo – @tourmiss)

The 2017 Augusta National winning hero arrived to the practice range late morning Tuesday, and strangely among a handful wearing shorts in the already humid and bushfire smoke laden skies.

Though in taking his place on the range there was no tape on his back legs but then in hosting a 1pm starting clinic for a group of youngsters the support tape was pesent running up the back of his leg from below his knee to just above his foot.

“It’s only a precautionary measure and I will be fine this week,” he said.

“I hurt my left leg competing at the HSBC Champions and they thought it best to tape the back of both legs.

“I played in Dubai with the tape on and played really well shooting a pair of 67s, and the good thing also I am not having to take any pain-killer or what have you, so I will be fine.

Sergio Garcia chatting with fellow Major winning Louis Oosthuizen prior to the Spaniard’s luncheon break and, as you can seet, not sporting the ‘medical’ tape. (Photo @tourmiss)

“It’s just purely precautionary.”

Garcia has familiarised himself playing two full practice rounds while he also ventured out to the Alister McKenzie designed New South Wales club also for a round.

“New South Wales is just a fabulous golf course and the views out of the ocean were stunning,” he said.

“It’s also a McKenzie-designed course and great for me to have now played a few of his designs.”

Of course, Garcia knows quite well it was McKenzie who also designed Augusta National.

 



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