The once up and coming Spaniard who seemed destined to take the golf world by storm with his meticulous mechanics, powerfully swift swing, and disarming smile has been a perpetual let-down over the last decade. Suffice to say, Sergio Garcia has been in repair. After his round Saturday at the BMW Championship, he can add to his “To-Do List” replacing his 3-wood, which he cracked in a bout of anger as he watched his shot go awry.
Although Garcia posted the best score of the day – a 4-under par 67, also matched by Luke Donald – he admitted after the round that at this point in the season he is running on fumes.
“It’s been a while since I’ve felt fresh. It’s been a long season, played a lot of tournaments the past 12 months, and unfortunately that’s the way this year has been. Being outside the top 50, I’m going to have to play my way into some of the majors, so it’s been hard, but I’m looking forward to finishing.”
It’s never a good sign when a player admits to looking forward to the end of the season. When asked if he ‘had enough in the tank for one last push tomorrow,’ Garcia responded:
“I don’t really care. I’m just going to play tomorrow and whatever happens, happens. If I play well and I make it to Atlanta, great. I don’t think it’s the ideal thing for me the way I feel.”
His distress became only more palpable when asked about his strategy in the final round, to which he answered,
“I just want to get done.”
Currently at 5-under par, Garcia is eight strokes back of Justin Rose, who leads at 13-under. He came into the tournament 53rd in the FedEx Cup standings and is projected to finish 37th, which would restrict him from next week’s Tour Championship.
So for Sergio, the search for success continues.