But he looked like he just signed for something much worse.
Garcia's disappointment in his ball striking overwhelmed the fact that he posted a respectable score.
'I couldn't be happy with anything today,' Garcia said. 'Obviously, 71 is not a bad score, but when you are 3-under with two to play and you finish 1-under, it's not that good a score. It's been awhile since I've hit the ball that badly.'
Garcia double bogeyed No. 8, his 17th hole. He needed just 25 putts but was unhappy hitting only seven of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens
'There's always tomorrow,' someone offered as Garcia was leaving the interview area.
'Or next week,' Garcia said.