Sergio Garcia’s attitude on the course seems to be one of the major reasons for his recent success. He is positive, confident, and patiently waiting for his time to come.
Garcia’s recent success includes finishing second to Rory McIlroy at both The Open Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone. In the pre-tournament press conference at the PGA, Garcia’s perspective on the close calls shined through. He said, “I know that I’ve shown that I can play really, really well. But if somebody else plays better, the only thing I can do is congratulate him and move on.”
Sergio got philosophical later on as well. “I think that so many things happen in your life and happen in golf where you feel maybe that you should have gotten something better, so why look at it that way? Just try to enjoy the good moments as much as possible.”
The one thing that may hold Sergio back is that he isn’t a fan of Valhalla. He likes courses that place more emphasis on driving the ball, and have smaller greens so there are more birdie opportunities. However, Garcia’s new perspective along with his tremendous ability should put him in contention at the PGA.
–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)