Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (4E Sports) – Sergio Garcia announced that his girlfriend Katharina Boehm will not be carrying his bags at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship starting Wednesday at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
“I wanted to keep going, but she fired me,” Garcia joked during a media session. “It was something she wanted to do since we started dating, and I thought that would be a good week, being the end of the year and maybe a little bit more relaxed.”
Garcia decided to dissolve the partnership despite winning the Thailand Golf Championship together last month with Boehm carrying his bag. The Thailand Open was Garcia’s only win in 2013.
“I think it turned out pretty good, but I think we’ll leave it,” Garcia said of Boehm’s stint as caddie. “She has a good winning percentage at the moment.”
Garcia is back with Neil Wallace in Abu Dhabi, where he is making his 2014 season debut. Wallace was on Garcia’s bag toward the end of last year, although the world No. 10 has had a revolving cast of caddies the past few years.