x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Garcia flops again

Sergio Garcia goes 41 majors without a victory as he finished with a one-over 71 at the British Open today.

Sergio Garcia posts a disappointing one-over 71 at Turnberry.
Sergio Garcia posts a disappointing one-over 71 at Turnberry.

TURNBERRY // Sergio Garcia made it 41 majors without a victory when he came home with a one-over 71 at the British Open today. The 29-year-old Spaniard was one-under at the halfway stage but never challenged the lead at Turnberry and, after a third round sIx-over 76, was already nine shots off the lead when he set out on his final round in windy conditions on the west coast of Scotland. Although he made three birdies to two bogeys on the outward nine and threatened to at least finish with a sub-par round, a double-bogey six at the 10th spoiled his card. He finished six-over 286.

"I had a couple of good rounds to start with then unfortunately I had a bad day yesterday," Garcia said. "Today was a weird day. It was the kind of day when, every time I got myself going, I screwed it up on the next hole. I couldn't ride the momentum. Every time I made a birdie I made a bogey on the next hole. "I'm fairly positive. I would love to have played much better. But there are a lot of positive things I can take away from the first two days."

*AP