NORTON, Mass. – Entering this week, Sergio Garcia had held a share of the lead heading into the final round of a PGA Tour event 10 times in his career, converting three of those instances into wins.
Very early Monday it became apparent that the Spaniard would run that record to 3-for-11.
Staked to a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Garcia stumbled out of the gates during the final round at TPC Boston, recording four bogeys on his outward nine. He would go on to shoot a 2-over 73, finishing in a tie for fourth five shots behind eventual winner Henrik Stenson.
“I just wasn’t comfortable,” Garcia noted after the round. “I just wasn’t able to trust myself as I did the first few days.”
Despite the setback Monday, the Spaniard took a positive outlook on the week, which included three rounds of 65 or better.
“The last four holes I felt like I played quite well,” added Garcia, who closed with birdies on Nos. 15 and 18. “Overall I think it’s been a good week. Very, very positive things from the first three rounds.”