Sergio Garcia plays poker for $2M; calls Rafa Nadal most famous friend

Rafa Nadal and Sergio Garcia share a moment. (GettyImages)

The Guardian recently sat down for an awesome one-on-one with Sergio García about what he's doing, who he hangs with and why he's playing poker for $2 million.

You should read the full article, but here my three favorite parts (I was stunned at how candid García was):

1. Here we are in The Bahamas, surrounded by blue lagoons, luxury yachts, January temperatures in the mid-20s and you're playing poker for $2m. Where did it all go wrong? Ha ha. I was. I was playing poker.

So poker is your thing now? It's nice to have other hobbies, other than golf. I've played football, I play tennis. I enjoy doing things other than golf, and poker is one of them.

2. On fist bump celebrations. I don't do the potato [mimes the fist bump]. Nah. I'll high five, but that's too American. I'm European.

A clench? Yeah. One of those or a high five, but not a … [Sergio contorts his face to portray maximum disgust as he motions a fist bump.]

3. Who is the most famous person you have in your mobile phone? [Long think] I don't know. Um. I mean, obviously Rafa [Nadal], I have his number. Michael Phelps? I saw him at the Ryder Cup, briefly, but then we saw each other here and we talked.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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