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Sergio Garcia has roller-coaster of a round

Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:33 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2012 7:01 pm
Sergio Garcia's scorecard for the first round of the Cadillac Championship. (

By Shane Bacon

Oh, Sergio. Sergio, Sergio, Sergio. He is one of the most famous golfers in the world, some because of his early success as a teenage sensation, and some because he always seems to be the guy that does the wrong thing at the wrong time. 

But as he’s grown older, the luster has gone, and Sergio Garcia has become another pro golfer that has a ton of fans, an incredible golf swing, and a putting stroke that, when on, gets him into contention. He could still win a major or two, and when Thursday kicked off at Doral, looked like he had found the form that had won him two late European Tour events in 2011.

But sadly for Sergio, golf is not nine holes. Five-under on his outward nine, Garcia looked superb. He was hitting the ball great, rolling in putts, and taking it to playing companion Tiger Woods. And then the back nine happened. 

Garcia made exactly one par (As you can see by this scorecard) on his final nine holes, one birdie, and a host of bogeys before a final triple-bogey dropped him all the way down to a tie for 54th. 

You can’t help but enjoy the comments Sergio made after his round. He was honest, saying he lost trust in his golf swing on the back nine, something any golfer can attest to. And also, this is golf. It’s a frustrating sport for amateurs, but at times, can be just as frustrating for superduperstars like Sergio Garcia. 

The best thing for Sergio? There is always manana

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Category: Golf

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:44 pm

Sergio Garcia has roller-coaster of a round

There's a kind of symmetry there: 1 bogey, 6 birdies; then 1 birdie, 6 bogeys, and the triple.

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:49 pm

Sergio Garcia has roller-coaster of a round

Well said, Shane.  Seeing Sergio on the back nine made me feel rotten.  Painful to watch.  The last hole was almost like a capitulation.

Oh, on an unrelated note...

Did anyone see DJ's drive on 18?  Coolest camera angle ever.  Nothing else is even close.  I was watching DJ standing in the tee box getting smaller and smaller, trying to tell from his reaction if he liked the shot.  I thought, "What a cool camera angle.  Whatever they are doing, I hope they start doing it a lot more."  The ball kept getting closer and closer.  I felt like a bird watching it come at me.  Which, in a way, is what it turned out to be.  Except a bird would have gotten cold-cocked.  Anyway, that truly was cool.

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