Fore! Sergio Garcia headed to Estrellas Poker Tour
Make way in Valencia, because Sergio Garcia has a tee time. In this case, however, you won't find him on the first tee or sipping a cocktail at the 19th Hole. No, this week, Garcia is going caddy-less to Valencia for the Estrellas Poker Tour. While he may not have anyone there advising him on how many yards it is to the pin, he is not going into this round blind.
As you might remember, Garcia is a keen enough poker player that he made a very deep run in this year's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The pro golfer outlasted hundreds of players to finish in the top 5% of runners in the PCA main event. His adventure only ended after his ace-jack couldn't outrun pocket queens.
Despite that disappointment, Garcia's competitive spirit turned the experience into something he wanted to repeat.
At the time, Team PokerStars Pro Juan Manuel Pastor said of his friend, "This is entertainment for him and he has enjoyed himself a great deal. It's like a dream for him."
The good thing about being Sergio Garcia (apart form the prowess at golf and, apparently, poker) is that people actually like to have you around. As such, Garcia has decided to accept an invitation to Day 1B of the Estrellas Poker Tour main event in Valencia, Spain this week.
As you probably already know, Estrellas is the hottest poker tour in Spain and has been drawing people from al over the world to the fantastic games on the Iberian Peninsula.
Tomorrow, the Valencia main event kicks off. A day later, Señor Garcia will be teeing up.
Seats are still available to the event if you're looking for a chance to play with Garcia. You may never get the opportunity to get in 18 with him, but you could check-raise him all you want this week.
For more information on the tour, visit the Estrellas Poker website.