No, the sign isn’t a mean joke — purely unintentional irony. ESPN’s Jason Sobel tweeted this photo of Sergio Garcia’s parking spot at The Players Championship — which made me chuckle. (In fact, I think it rivals the one I came across at the Waste Management Open.) According to Sobel, all the past champions have handicapped spots, but Sergio’s was funnier than anyone else’s.
Why, you ask? Well, first of all, he’s been playing awful. Serg has been struggling with a hand injury, which has forced him to mess with his grip. Now this is disconcerting because ballstriking has never been the problem for him.
Word on tour is that he just looks miserable out there. What else is bothering him, anyway? It’s always something, though. A year ago he was the defending champ at The Players and now it’s a stretch whether he’ll make the cut. The popular opinion is that the problem is all in between the ears. But if you ask him, he’ll probably say it’s the golf gods conspiring against him. Just like those ghosts at Carnoustie.