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Wow the folks at Golfsmith are big risk takers. Read a portion of their press release below, but it basically says that that if you buy one of three TaylorMade drivers from Golfsmith between now and April 11th, you’ll be refunded your money if Sergio Garcia wins the Masters.

It is no secret that I’m critical of Sergio. I lost respect for the guy when he spit in the hole on national TV and then denied it in a post round interview.

I’m also quite confident that Sergio will NOT win the Masters as his putting on the slick Augusta greens will be his downfall.  In fact, I’m so confident that Sergio will not win the Masters that I’ll make the following statement.


I have lost a few pounds recently.  In fact, I weigh 10 pounds less than I did in high school.  So there won’t be any beached whale sightings on the course should Sergio win.   That being said, I’m no spring chicken and I don’t exactly have a six pack or abs of steel.   :-)

I’m not alone in my skepticism:

Deadspin piece (read the great comments, except for the Payne Stewart one)

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOLF) is teaming with PGA TOUR professional Sergio Garcia to launch the golf season in a major way at the very first major of the year.

Starting today and ending April 11, golfers who purchase one of three new TaylorMade drivers at any Golfsmith store or online at www.golfsmith.com – the R9(TM), r7(R) Limited or Burner(R) 09- will have the purchase price of their TaylorMade driver fully refunded by Golfsmith if Sergio wins in Augusta, Georgia, April 9-12.

“We’re excited to combine the No. 1 selling driver brand in golf, TaylorMade, with one of the very best golfers in the world, Sergio Garcia, into one event only at Golfsmith,” said Martin Hanaka, president and CEO of Golfsmith. “TaylorMade’s new R9 driver is the hottest driver in the marketplace, and this promotion will only add to that excitement as we kick off the season in Augusta.”

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