Monday, August 11, 2008

Garcia Makes Some More Excuses

He said something similar to this with Peter Kostis on CBS TV and said it again in the press room.

“There's guys who get a little bit fortunate in majors,” Garcia said. “They manage to get things going their way. Unfortunately, it hasn't happened to me.

“That doesn't mean I'm not on the right track. I'm looking forward to the challenge. It's just a matter of time.”
While I will not disagree with Garcia that luck has a hand in majors' fate, it seems like this one really is on Garcia more than the 2007 Open Championship. He made critical mistakes at 16 and 17, and 18 was really just icing on the cake.

After going out in 31, Garcia had all of the momentum on his side. He could have easily posted 65 if he had played his cards right. Instead, he posted 69. Rather than winning by two, he lost by the same margin. Meanwhile, Harrington was steady in the face of that uncertainty.

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