Friday 24 February 2017

Garcia's woes continue

golf: Sergio Garcia's struggles continued on the opening day of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The world No 23, the highest-ranked player in the field, was looking to bounce back from missing the cut at last week's Verizon Heritage, where he collapsed to a second-round 77 after an opening 67.

However, the Spaniard did not get off to the best of starts at the 7,341-yard, par-72 TPC Louisiana. After a birdie at the par-four first, Garcia ran up a double-bogey seven at the par-five second and then bogeyed the par-three third to leave him at two over.

American Jason Bohn had set the early pace with a seven-under-par 65.

Bohn needed a birdie at the last for a course-record 63 but instead bogeyed after finding the water with his second.

Irish Independent

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