Sergio Garcia hits shot out of tree at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Sergio Garcia scaled a tree to hit a shot at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. (YouTube)

Sergio Garcia scaled a tree to hit a shot at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. (YouTube)

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Sergio Garcia had to deal with a unique course hazard at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.

His tee shot on par-4 10th ended up nestled in the crook of a tree.

Undeterred, the Spaniard scaled the tree and lined up his second shot. He ended up hitting the ball with a one-handed backhand shot onto the fairway.

"First, I went up there to identify the ball and then saw that I could make the shot with just one hand," Garcia said on his website. "Luckily, it went well."

Unfortunately, his jump down the tree led to his withdrawal from the tournament. Garcia developed soreness in his left shoulder and Achilles tendon after the jump and retired after the 12th hole.


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