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Teater mistaken for Sergio Garcia

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GULLANE, Scotland – Josh Teater is playing his first Open Championship, which might explain Monday’s media mix up involving the American.

A picture of Teater was released via a photo wire service that incorrectly identified him as Sergio Garcia that was picked up by various media outlets.

Although both are TaylorMade staff players, there is otherwise little resemblance between the Spaniard and fourth-year PGA Tour player.


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“Yeah, I get confused for him hundreds of times a day,” Teater joked on Tuesday at Muirfield.

Teater is taking advantage of his first trip to the United Kingdom and links golf. He arrived last week and played the Old Course in St. Andrews and North Berwick near Muirfield.

“Berwick was unbelievable,” said Teater, who was medalist at the Open qualifier in Dallas this year. “I carried my own bag, it was so much fun.”