Sergio Garcia will have former world number one tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero on his bag when he defends his title at the Thailand Golf Championship this month. The Spaniard will return to the Amata Spring Country Club Chonburi, for his fourth appearance at the US$1 million Asian Tour event which he won by four shots last year.
The event is held between 11th and 14th December. Ranked sixth on the Official World Golf Ranking, Garcia will headline the Asian Tour event alongside a star-studded field that includes two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson, reigning US Open winner Martin Kaymer, South African legend Ernie Els and fellow Ryder Cup teammates Lee Westwood and Victor Dubuisson.
Garcia won last year’s Thailand Golf Championship with girlfriend Katharina Boehm on his bag, but has decided to ‘hire’ close friend and retired tennis player Ferrero to be his caddy for the week. “I’ve played golf with him Juan Carlos Ferrero many times but he never caddied for me before. We just talked about it and he mentioned about it and we decided to do it. He is excited about it,” said Garcia. “The Thailand Golf Championship is a very young tournament but the group has done a great job there. They build a fun tournament and I really enjoy coming back. It is a good way to finish the season there. It is a great event,” said the Spaniard.