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Sergio García: “Fighting is all I have left”

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The rebel Phil Mickelson is out. The old American hero, who escapes to the Saudi league today, did not let up on day two of the US Open, saying goodbye with 11 over par to the great who has never won, runners-up six times. “Phil, your pockets are heavy!” will be no more! The weekend after, the veteran player, who turned 52 on Thursday, sat out the cut.

Another dissident from the American circle moved on the wire in anticipation of the final results. Sergio García signed the field’s pair in the second leg, earning him a four-up card, the very hinge that decided who would play the next day and who would get the return ticket. The Castellonense danced the round in fours bogeystwo little bird and a Eagle. As soon as he saw the shore approaching, he moved away from the target.

“Honestly, I don’t know what to say. I realized I hit the ball with the quality of shot to be over the weekend and I don’t know if I’ll make the cut. It’s complicated. The only thing I can do is pass it on and that at some point luck changes,” explained the 42-year-old from Castellón. “I threw very good putts that didn’t come in, but that’s always the case, it’s nothing new. Especially good shots that you feel are close and it is not. Fighting I always fight because it’s the only thing I have left. Sometimes I hit a really good shot and the wind shifts. If you look at the return and how I hit the ball, there isn’t much to change. When the wind changes every two times three… In those days I hit 15 shots that stayed eight meters instead of one and a half meters”.

El Niño was still waiting for the cut after becoming the Spaniard with the most controversial majors, 94, one more than Olazabal. A collection in the Grand Slam where one win shines, in the 2017 Masters, and 23 finishes in the top 10. The record was set despite a very complex start to the week in Boston. Back from London, where he made his Saudi Super League debut, a personal issue prevented him from reaching Brookline until Wednesday afternoon, just 20 hours before his big debut. He could barely walk the course Thursday with a wedge and putter to check out the holes and throw himself in the ring without filming Thursday.

After the US Open, Sergio García will return to Europe to take part in the BMW Open in Munich, belonging to a European circle that has not yet decided what action to take regarding golfers who, like him, belong to the Saudi league . The Castellón native will then return to Portland for the second LIV Golf event in late June.

Adri Arnaus was the one who said goodbye without seeing the test. The Catalan, who is of the same generation as Rahm (he is 24 days older than the Basque), finished the fourth Major he has played in his career with +7 on aggregate and feeling angry. After paddling all day, with the crest of a fabulous eagle on hole 8, he fainted in the last few meters. A double bogey on the par 3 of the 16th hole dashed his hopes and perhaps some of his faith. On the 18th, a birdie putt turned into a devastating bogey. His gas could be gone by then, having started the week sick and feverish. You carry the express learning of what a US Open is like in the middle of the wild rough in your backpack.

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