WATCH: Sergio hands out free TaylorMade SLDR S drivers

Garcia stuns unsuspecting golfers at Bethpage Black as part of TaylorMade's 'Distance for All' campaign


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years on since being heckled by fans for his laborious pre-shot waggle and comments towards Bethpage Black, Sergio Garcia is now lauded by the locals.

All thanks to handing out free TaylorMade SLDR S drivers.

Garcia, who was not a fan of the Black Course at New York’s Bethpage State Park or its patrons when the US Open was staged there in 2002, ambushed groups on the first tee with announcers, TV cameras and a gallery watching on, all part of TaylorMade's "Distance for All" campaign promoting the new SLDR S driver.

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The day is chronicled in a company-produced YouTube video, but the biggest surprise might have been Garcia’s engagement with the fans who once mocked him. There were handshakes, jokes and high-fives all around.

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Brilliant concept.What a fantastic opportunity for "normal" golfers.great video.

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:17

Yeah, seen this the other day, bet there are an awful lot of happy new yorkers at the moment "lofting it up" 

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:49

Good video that !

Normal golfers who play at a course like that - not your standard local golf club but looks great.

Must have come as a nice surprise though !!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:40