Must see: Sergio and DJ hitting golf balls into the Thames
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Must see: Sergio and DJ hitting golf balls into the Thames [Video]


Golf's return to the Olympics may be four years away, but a pair of PGA Tour stalwarts were in London on Monday to offer an unorthodox preview of what's to come in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf created a floating par 3 in the River Thames and put staffers Dustin Johnson on the island tee box to hit a trio of shots each to the green.

Fans lined the river walk as Johnson and Garcia hit three balls each to the green, with each green in regulation resulting in a £1,200 donation to The Foundation of International Inspiration. The U.K. government-backed organization "aims to use the power of sport to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people of all abilities, in schools and communities across the world, particularly in developing countries, through the power of high quality and inclusive physical education, sport and play."

Garcia and Johnson hit the green three times each, while company CEO Mark King hit the green twice.


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