Golf is better when Sergio is relevant


One solid finish doesn’t necessarily mean a thing, but Sergio Garcia did shoot 69-68 on the weekend at Qatar and tied for ninth place, beating the world’s No. 1 and 2 players easily. And he opened Thursday with a 67 at the Dubai Desert Classic and is two shots behind leader Rory McIlroy.

With Garcia it was always about the putter, until last year he lost his desire to play the game and his love for the game, resulting in a little hiatus.

He’s 79th in the world ranking, but here’s hoping that the recent good play is the spark of something good. Sergio has always been like the New York Yankees of baseball, or the Notre Dame of college football, people either love’em or hate’em.

But even if you’re part of the latter group, you have to admit that golf is always more exciting when El Nino is relevant.