Sergio Garcia had to do things the hard way for the majority of his third round at the Dell Technologies Championship.
Garcia was just off the green and putting for eagle on the short par-4 4th hole Sunday, but after an underwhelming eagle roll he slammed his putter and broke it. But the Masters champ wasn't stumped. At least not on that hole. Since he could no longer use the broken club — he didn't damage it during the course of play, therefor was not allowed to replace it — Garcia took out his 3-wood and calmly rolled in a 14-foot putt for birdie.
But as one would expect, Garcia struggled the rest of the day without his putter. Needing something to replace it on the greens, he used his 3-wood, driver and an iron at times, and when he tapped in on 18, he was dead last for the round in Strokes Gained putting (-3.296). He was one under through four holes but bogeyed four of the next five and shot a four-over 75. He was five over on the final 14 holes after breaking his putter.
While Garcia failed to hole any putt longer than 12 feet after the 4th, he did have some highlights. He showed off some distance control by two-putting from 43 feet on the 12th and from 52 feet on the 14th. He also made a birdie putt from just inside 12 feet on 13 and added a 9-footer for par on 17.
He's two over for the tournament entering Monday's final round.
RIP Sergio’s putter. pic.twitter.com/t74IIdoO68— Skratch (@Skratch) September 3, 2017
Update: Sergio don’t need no stinking putter. pic.twitter.com/oGDui0j8CD— Skratch (@Skratch) September 3, 2017