Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
The Masters: Now comes the hard part for Garcia — doing it again (live blog)
First Published Apr 12 2013 09:20 am • Last Updated Apr 13 2013 12:17 am

Augusta, Ga. • Sergio Garcia had an enjoyable day on a course that’s never been one of his favorites.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The shots were true. The putter was steady. The score was good enough for the Masters lead.

Now comes the hard part: holding it together for another three days.

"We’ll see what happens," Garcia said, sounding a bit apprehensive.

For the impetuous Spaniard, that’s always been the conundrum. How can a golfer of such talent have gone this long without winning a major title? Why does he keep blowing it on golf’s biggest stages?


story continues below
story continues below

Well, here he is again, sharing the top spot with Marc Leishman after a 6-under 66 Thursday, ripping up Augusta National with a performance that came with only one complaint: It could’ve been even better.

That it happened in the Masters was even more remarkable, considering this is the one major where Garcia has never been much of a factor.

"Obviously, it’s not my most favorite place," he said. "We try to enjoy it as much as we can each time we come here. Sometimes it comes out better than others, but today is was one of those days. You know, let’s enjoy it while it lasts."

The second round began on another cloudy morning, after overnight rain soaked the course. There were a few sprinkles for the early players, but the sun was expected to break through in the afternoon, with temperatures rising into the upper 70s.

Garcia started the second round with a couple of pars before making his first bogey of the tournament at the third, dropping a shot off the lead. Dustin Johnson bogeyed the first hole, slipping to 4 under, where he joined a group that included Trevor Immelman, Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler.

In recent years, Garcia seemed more and more resigned to the perception that time had passed him by — even at the relatively young age of 33.

Next Page >


Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.