Day 96 (ROLLBACK) 9th April 2017 – The Masters - Sergio FINALLY!

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Hey, I know it’s been a while since The Masters and Sergio Garcia finally won his first major title, but I want to throw something out there which just doesn’t sit right with me. Now this was a popular win received well on all fronts – with an outpouring of love for the Spaniard on social media, in the press and the players themselves sending personal messages via Twitter and Insta.

Most of the guys I play golf with were rooting for him (actually I think all of them). So well done Sergio, you played the best golf and fully deserved to win the green jacket.

But I want to know what changed – we’ll roll back to The Masters in 2012 and after shooting 75 in the third round, Garcia seemingly concluded that he would never be good enough to win a major.

"I'm not good enough. I don't have the thing I need to have," he said. "In 13 years today the conclusion is I need to play for second or third place."

Asked whether he meant the Masters, García replied: "No, in any major I am not good enough. I have my chances and my opportunities and I waste them." A clearly dispirited García added: "I have no more options. I waste my options. Tell me something I can do."

So what the hell happened? Did he stop trying? No, he continued to play for second and third in the majors from 2012 to 2017…..

Was this lost in translation? (The interview was conducted in Spanish) – Maybe but doubtful, Garcia was quite specific when questioned if this was in relation only to The Masters

I wasn’t rooting for Garcia, Yes; he has suffered some seriously big misses in majors he could have won, but I’m not going to cheer on a player who has given up, in 2012 or whenever they decide to publicly state they aren’t good enough.

Harsh? Maybe – I accept that – it’s just my opinion.