U.S. Open 2019: Sergio Garcia gives a withering assessment of his own game
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — By all accounts, things went pretty well for Sergio Garcia in the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open. He opened at Pebble Beach with four birdies and an eagle, and he looks like he’s in solid shape to register his first top 10 in a major since his 2017 Masters win.
Good news, right?
Not for Sergio.
A Sergio Garcia sighting. The former Masters champ is climbing the leaderboard thanks to this eagle on the par-5 sixth hole:pic.twitter.com/M8XWJkfQTY
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) June 13, 2019
After his first round Sergio was asked about his game by intrepid Golf Channel reporter Will Gray (who’s a great follow on Twitter, if you haven’t already).
“Horrible,” he said of his own game. “I can say it louder but not clearer.”
He want on to say that his game was in bad shape, and that he doesn’t think he has any real chance of winning this week.
It’s a withering assessment of his own game — you can’t help but appreciate his honesty — but the funny thing is the stats suggest that Sergio’s game has actually been in pretty decent shape recently.
He’s 13th in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green which includes ranking 3rd in SG: Approach. Where he’s struggled mostly is around the greens, ranking 155th in SG: Around the Green and 101st in SG Putting.
That’s probably what he was referring to, but either way, we’ll be pulling for Sergio to put it right.
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