Another golf major in the books and another golf major Sergio Garcia didn’t win. Garcia is now 0-for-his-career in majors, a disappointing outcome for the promising young golfer who came on the scene a little over a decade ago. And now, even Garcia himself doesn’t think it’s going to get any better.
Speaking to the Spanish media after the Masters third round — a round in which he shot a 75 — Garcia made the stunning admission that he feels he’s not “good enough” to ever win a major tournament. Garcia, who finished tied for 12th at 2-under, backed up those remarks on Sunday.
“Do you think I lie when I talk?” Garcia told reporters. “Everything I say, I say it because I feel it. If I didn’t mean it, I couldn’t stand here and lie like a lot of the guys do. If I felt like I could win, I would do it. Unfortunately at the moment, unless I get really lucky in one of the weeks, I can’t really play much better than I played this week and I’m going to finish 13th or 15th.”
Garcia just turned 32 in January, and, just for reference, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk and Payne Stewart all won their first major at 32 or older. A lot of fantastic golfers had to wait before accomplishing the big one.
Garcia definitely has the talent to win a major, if not more, otherwise this wouldn’t be a story. Since 2008, however, Garcia has finished in the top 10 of a major only three times. But don’t expect him to finally win a one if he continues to have this attitude. Forget a golf coach, maybe Sergio should just get a life coach. Does anybody have Tony Robbins’ number?
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