Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Sergio Garcia Continues To Show Us He Can't Putt
It has been a known thing on tour for years. Sergio Garcia might just be a better ball-striker than Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson or anyone else on tour with their name on the bag, but the guy couldn't win USBGA putting competition if his live depended on it. Maybe the most telling moment of his putting career came at the Players Championship last year, when a beautiful tee shot on the par-3 17th in the playoff against Paul Goydos came to rest nearly three feet away. Garcia didn't need the birdie putt to win, but it would have been a nice pick-me-up. Sergio missed yet still claimed the crystal and his first Players.
Garcia will be back at TPC Sawgrass this week to defend, but not like he probably wanted. Sergio has been tinkering with putter after putter all season, and will be using another model this week to try and shake those yip-demons. It's a TaylorMade Rossa Monza Corza and it will be in the bag for the first time this week. It's a standard length putter, so at least he's got that going for him.