Sergio García (65, -5) has made his debut on the right foot at the Saudi International, a tournament that opens the new season of the Asian Tour and is held on the Royal Greens field of the King Abdallah Economic City, in Jeddah.
The man from Castellón delivered a card of 65 strokes on Thursday and tied for 4th position, among others with the South African Louis Oosthuizen, just two strokes behind the leader, the Mexican Abraham Ancer (63, -7). In second place with six under par are the American Cameron Young and the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz and the Chilean Joaquín Niemann.
Sergio Garcia, results
Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, made the most of the milder conditions of the morning shift. «He was actually calmer than he thought at first,» said the man from Borriol. «So obviously he got windy like he always does here…
I feel like I played well, I gave myself a lot of good chances, a lot of good patience because on the front nine, which was 10-18 for me, I had some good chances that didn’t go in, good. putts that did not go in.
But I kept my cool, and then on the back nine I was able to make a couple of good birdie putts and a couple of decent saves. Very happy with the return”, Sergio summed up. The other two Spaniards present in this tournament, David Puig and Eugenio López Chacarra, have distributed two rounds of par and are in the middle of the table.
Worse was the American Bryson DeChambeau (72) and the Australian Cameron Smith (73). Former world number 1 Dustin Johnson went down at the last minute due to a pinched back. The North American player was one of the great favorites to win in a circuit where he already knows what it is to win.
He did it when the tournament was scoring for the European Tour. Sergio García Fernández (Castellón de la Plana, January 9, 1980) is a Spanish golfer. He is nicknamed El Niño (the boy). A professional since 1999, he is a member of the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
Following his 2008 HSBC Champions victory, he rose to the ranking of world No. 2 behind Tiger Woods, and is currently world No. 11. In 2016 he managed to crown his ninth victory on the PGA Tour, winning the AT & T Byron Nelson.
In 2017 he won the Augusta Masters after an extraordinary duel with English Justin Rose, which ended in the playoff.