Sergio Garcia (+3) did not have the best start into the AT & T Byron Nelson where the Spanish golfer defends the title. Sergio's appearance was heavily influenced by the wind. He started playing in the afternoon when the conditions were becoming more difficult due to strong wind gusts.
Despite the difficult weather conditions Sergio's long game remained solid, but he could not find the necessary rhythm on the greens. People might think the opposite, but the wind can be sometimes more annoying during putting. Judging the speed of the greens as well as a steady swing with the putter can be more difficult.
Thus, Sergio recorded four bogeys and a birdie and is now placed two strokes away from the provisional cut. Today, he will play in the morning shift, starting at 14.50, Spanish peninsular time. Predicted weather conditions will be much more favorable today, so there is room for improvement. The difference in results between the morning and the afternoon shift on Thursday was almost two shots - good chances for Sergio to make the cut.