If you’re Sergio Garcia, “a win is a win.”
Garcia is in the hunt for his first PGA Tour victory since 2012, tied for the 54-hole lead at the Honda Classic with Adam Scott, but the 36-year-old Spaniard isn’t entertaining any talk of a victory drought.
Garcia has collected 28 worldwide wins in his professional career, including eight on the PGA Tour, with his two most recent titles coming in Qatar in 2014 and Vietnam in 2015, so don’t tell Garcia that his recent resume leaves him with something to prove.
“There’s something that I don’t like, and when I hear guys say, ‘Oh, yeah, you won in Vietnam, or you won in Qatar, but you haven’t won on the PGA Tour,’ it feels like, you know, those wins don’t mean anything and it’s such a wrong comment,” Garcia told GolfChannel after his third round at PGA National on Saturday. “Every win, every victory is difficult. It doesn’t matter, even if it’s against your father in your home course. Every single victory is tough. The victory in Vietnam wasn’t easy. I had to play well to get that. And the victory in Qatar, same thing.”
According to Garcia, victories on the PGA Tour don’t carry more weight than victories elsewhere.
“A win is a win. It doesn’t matter where it is. To me at least, they all mean a lot and a PGA Tour win doesn’t mean more than others. They all mean a lot.”