How do you know you’re awesome? When you’re leading the tournament that has your name on it.
That’s Sergio Garcia for you. The Spaniard shot a 65 to tie Joost Luiten for the lead on Day One of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.
Fortunately Sergio is better at playing golf than he is at thinking up concise titles for golf tournaments. Garcia is trying to go wire to wire with the lead for the first time since last February at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
This i the first time the Valderrama has been held since 2011. Garcia won that event as well.
Luiten started his day with a bogey on No. 2, then rattled off five birdies in the next six holes. He added another birdie on 12 to shoot a 66.
Garcia started slowly with two bogeys against three birdies in his first eight holes. He was a different man on the back nine, with four birdies and no bogeys to reach his own 66.
Robert Rock of England and Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal were tied for second after both men shot a 4-under 67.