Sergio Garcia and his fight with Mike Tyson

The wind marked the day, affecting mostly those who started their participation in the afternoon session. One of those who was most affected was Sergio García, who said he felt "as if he had been in twelve rounds with Tyson"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Sergio Garcia and his fight with Mike Tyson
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The Castellón native Sergio García made his debut in the first round of the Augusta Masters with a scorecard of 72 strokes, seven more than the American Bryson DeChambeau who finished as the leader, in a day where the wind turned it into what the Borriol golfer described as a bout with Mike Tyson.

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The wind marked the day, affecting mostly those who started their participation in the afternoon session. One of those who was most affected was Sergio García, who said he felt "as if he had been in twelve rounds with Tyson".

The Borriol golfer reached the halfway point of his round at even par, balancing two bogeys with two birdies, but he hit the worst moment of the day for him on holes 11 and 12, where he dropped three shots. He managed to compensate for them again in a final stretch where he demonstrated his quality with the irons, holes 13, 15, and 16 brought him back to 72 strokes.

DeChambeau emerged this Thursday as the best in the first round of the Augusta Masters by completing a round of 65 strokes, 7 under par. Behind him, his compatriot Scottie Scheffler trailed by just one stroke. The first round had to be interrupted due to weather conditions, which delayed the scheduled start by two and a half hours.

The conclusion will take place on Friday. Strong winds marked the day at Augusta National. DeChambeau is seeking his first green jacket and made it clear from the start, adding three birdies in the first three holes. Meanwhile, Rahm began his title defense with a stroke over par after the first round.

The second part of the round was problematic for him with four bogeys, two of them on the 17th and 18th, leaving him with a bitter taste in his mouth as he headed to the clubhouse. Nicknamed El Niño (the child) and professional since 1999, he is a member of the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

After his victory at the HSBC Champions in 2008 he reached the position of No. 2 in the world behind Tiger Woods, and is currently the No. 128 in the world. In 2016 he managed to crown 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 play-off.

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