DORAL, Fla. (AP) – Sergio Garcia required five golf balls to make a 12 on the par-4 third hole Sunday in the Cadillac Championship.
Garcia began his final round with an eagle on the opening hole. Whatever chance he had at a good closing round ended two holes later when his tee shot failed to clear the pond that runs along the right side of the 438-yard hole.
He took a penalty drop in the rough in front of the water, and then tried three times to clear the pond, failing with each shot. Garcia finally went over the green with his ninth shot, chipped onto the green to 35 feet and two-putted for a 12.
Despite making five birdies and an eagle, Garcia closed with a 76. He ended his round hitting yet another shot into the water on the 18th for double bogey. And it rained as he played the final hole.
Garcia declined comment after his round.
“Not today, guys,'' he said. “I don't have the energy.''