A putt of almost five meters for birdie on the 15th hole and another of little more than three meters on the second, also for birdie. These were the only two lucky moments on the challenging Stadium Course of the TPC Sawgrass.
It was a tough day 'at the office' for the Spanish golfer. He made 78 strokes and finished with a cumulative +1, ranked 30th in the standings. He started strong, attacking from the beginning, getting a good par on the 1st hole and birdie on the 2nd. His presence was felt on the course. However, a bogey on the 3rd and a double bogey on the 4th hole with a ball that was very poorly placed in the sand, stopped him.
Sergio kept trying, he looked for birdies, he was aggressive – on the drivable 12 hole he had an eagle chance with a three meter putt. But the putter never got hot. He was almost four strokes behind the average of the rest of players on the last day. Too much.
Anyway, it was not an easy week for Sergio after the victory at The Masters and he managed it with perseverance. His performance wasn’t brilliant, but Sergio showed fighting spirit and he moved to #5 in the official world golf rankings.
Sergio García's next tournament will be this week at AT & T Byron Nelson, a tournament where he defends the title he won last year.