Garcia rediscovers old touch to be in hunt at Players Championship golf

Masters champion Sergio Garcia recovered from a gradual begin and found his outdated kind to storm into contention at the Players Championship the place a victory might reinforce his unique 2017 season.

Garcia seized his long awaited Major title through profitable the U.S. Masters remaining month and now has his eyes set on the PGA Tour’s flagship experience the place the Spaniard is 5-below-par and simply 4 shots off the lead.

A 2008 Avid Gamers Championship winner and general contender within the event, Garcia enters Sunday’s remaining round with new-discovered standing to check his strong history at TPC Sawgrass. “I’ve instructed you guys many, again and again it’s considered one of my favourite golf lessons we play all 12 months, and for some reason I Will Be Able To see what I want to do,” Garcia told reporters.

“I just like the golf direction. I’ve Been lucky to be very a success here.”

Garcia’s week obtained off to a slow begin when he battled to a one-over-par 73 on Thursday, which featured a gap-in-one on the island green par-Three 17th hole. He has on the grounds that found his old type, culminating with Saturday’s five-beneath 67 that vaulted him up the leaderboard.

“I felt like somewhat bit in chains on Thursday as a result of how overwhelming the whole thing has been,” Garcia said. “I was thinking, ‘come on, you must play well after successful the Masters.’ I probably put a bit of an excessive amount of force on myself.”

Garcia, 37, continues to be basking in the glory that got here along with his Masters triumph and has introduced the golf green Jacket with him to Ponte Vedra Seaside, Florida.

Now he’s going to attempt to create every other memorable second and construct on his growing resume. With a win, Garcia would subscribe to Tiger Woods (2001) as the only player to win the Masters and the Gamers Championship in the identical 12 months. “I’ve all the time been assured with myself, at all times believed within the ability that I’ve,” Garcia said. “I Am now not going to lie (although), it does assist (my confidence) to win a tremendous.”

(Writing by using Jahmal Corner in los angeles; enhancing by using Sudipto Ganguly)

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