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Garcia (76) stumbles on Day 2 of Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – It’s best to call Sergio Garcia’s relationship with Augusta National complicated.

Following Thursday’s 66 the Spaniard admitted, “it’s obviously not my favorite.” A day later he signed for a four-bogey, no-birdie 76 and showed an impressive amount of restraint.

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“I still have a chance and hopefully I play well the next two days and things will go my way,” said Garcia, who was tied for eighth when he walked off the windblown golf course.

Garcia hasn’t finished inside the top 10 at the Masters since 2004, but this year he embraced a new strategy of acceptance that was tested in Friday’s winds which gusted to 20 mph.

“It wasn’t only that it was blowing but it was gusty and you had to be a little lucky,” he said.