To put it mildly, Sergio Garcia’s second round at the 2021 Players didn’t go quite as smoothly as his first. Shooting even par at treacherous TPC Sawgrass is never a disaster, but the 41-year-old had to be kicking himself after missing several kick-in putts on Friday. And one was downright shocking.
The first-round leader looked to have righted things after hitting his second shot on the par-5 11th to about four inches to set up a tap-in eagle that no one could miss. But just four holes later, he missed a par putt from a similar distance. No, really.
Have a look – unless you’re playing golf this weekend. In that case, you may want to look away because this was ugly:
Yikes. Seriously … how?! And he barely touched the hole! Look at this crazy screenshot taken right at impact from a slightly different angle:
Again, HOW?! PGA Tour ShotTracker listed that miss as 23 inches, but LOL. If that was a foot, then Sergio is seven-feet tall.
Despite yanking one from a range you wouldn’t even make your biggest enemy putt from, Garcia deserves a ton of credit. Following the stunning miss, Garcia recovered to make three consecutive putts of seven, five, and five feet, two of which were for birdie. What a bounce-back effort to remain at seven-under and just two shots off Lee Westwood’s lead heading into the weekend.
So if you were thinking, Hey, even I could do that! just remember, you could have never done what Garcia did immediately after. Good job, Sergio. Now, maybe go out and roll a few putts before dinner …