Sergio Garcia, a good debut in Saudi Arabia

Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, made the most of the milder conditions of the morning shift

by Andrea Gussoni
Sergio Garcia, a good debut in Saudi Arabia

Sergio García (65, -5) has made a good debut at the Saudi International, a tournament that opens the new season of the Asian Tour and is held on the Royal Greens course of the Economic City of King Abdallah, in Jeddah.

The man from Castellón delivered a card of 65 shots this Thursday and is tied for 4th, among others with the South African Louis Oosthuizen, just two shots behind the leader, the Mexican Abraham Ancer (63, -7). In second place with six under par are the American Cameron Young and the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz and the Chilean Joaquín Niemann.

Sergio Garcia, results

Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, made the most of the milder conditions of the morning shift. "He was actually calmer than he thought at first," said the man from Borriol. "Then, obviously, it got windy like it always does here...

I feel like I played well, I gave myself a lot of good chances, a lot of good patience because on the first nine holes, which were 10-18 for me, I had some good chances that they didn't go in, good putts that didn't go in.

But I kept my cool, and then on the back nine I was able to make a couple of good birdie putts and a couple of decent saves. Very happy with the round", Sergio summed up . The other two Spaniards present in this tournament, David Puig and Eugenio López Chacarra have delivered two rounds of par and are in the middle of the table.

Worse was the American Bryson DeChambeau (72) and the Australian Cameron Smith (73). The former world number 1 Dustin Johnson was dropped at the last minute due to a pinch in the back. The North American player was one of the great favorites to win in a tour where he already knows what it means to win.

He did it when the tournament was scoring for the European Tour. Sergio García Fernández (Castellón de la Plana, January 9, 1980) is a Spanish golfer. He is nicknamed El Niño (the child). A professional since 1999, he is a member of the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

After his victory at the 2008 HSBC Champions he reached the position of No. 2 in the world behind Tiger Woods, and is currently No. 11 in the world. In 2016 he managed to cap his ninth victory on the PGA Tour, winning the AT & T Byron Nelson.

In 2017 he won the Augusta Masters after an extraordinary duel with the Englishman Justin Rose, which ended in a playoff.

Sergio Garcia