It may have been Sergio Garcia’s finest performance in any of the majors. He led the British Open from the first day and scored a two over par seventy three on Sunday. Sergio Garcia lost the British Open, by a single stroke, in a playoff to Padraig Harrington:
“…Garcia began the day with a three-shot lead, but by the back nine, players had begun to pile up behind him. Hole after hole, Garcia’s new belly putter had the ball tracking for glory, only to miss by the width of a blade of grass.
At least, that’s how it appeared from his vantage point — and he wasn’t entirely off-base. Putts on Nos. 15, 17 and 18 burned the cup, as did all four putts in the playoff.
“They all touched the hole,” he said.”
Carnoustie Golf Links is not kind. Jean Van de Velde will be associated with Carnoustie forever. The Van de Velde collapse is part of British Open history and golf legend. And Sergio Garcia will never forget the greens at Carnoustie… ever.
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