One of the biggest stories in golf in April, aside Tiger Woods back fusion surgery, was Sergio Garcia’s win at the masters.
Few months down the line and with the PGA Tour back in Georgia, his name is barely thrown around.
He is a reigning Masters winner yet he was not brought in for pre-tournament interview; Something that last happened back in 2009 in Angel Cabrera’s time. His performance in the last two months obviously has a big part to play in the snub.
Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson have been enjoying their time as they play very well. Garcia reached a new high in 2017 but he might have doubts over his overall performance for the season under review.
However, considering his travels with the green jacket and other off the course activities, the golfer says he is satisfied with the year so far.
“Everything that’s been going on, on and off the course. I’ve had some other really nice years but this one probably bigger things have happened,” the newly married man said.
Garcia struggled ahead of the FedEx Cup as he fell out of the top 30 stars who qualify for the Tour Championship. He needed to play very well at the BMW Championship to qualify for East Lake after skipping a playoff event and finishing T35 in Boston.
He narrowly qualified for Atlanta as he made a 5, spending up to 40 minutes to complete his final hole. Despite many waiting like Phil Mickelson, he took his time to make the move and secure his spot. He was confident, calm and relaxed. The 37-year old veteran admits that he is better relaxed and patient these days.
Garcia denies pressure to qualify for East Lake as the Masters winner – an event he last qualified in 2014. He is not rated as a favourite to win. Speith was the first to win the season finale as a Masters winner in 2015.