Sergio Garcia Opens Season with 66 at Singapore Open

Sergio Garcia isn’t playing in the biggest tournament this week, but he sure is looking his best.

The 2017 Masters champion fired a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Singapore Open on Thursday.

Now 38 years old, Garcia had just one bogey on the day, and closed out his round with a birdie on No. 17 and an eagle on the par-5 18th at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

“I was 1 over after (the) seventh but it didn’t feel like I was playing badly,” said Garcia, who made birdies on each of the two par-5s and one of the par-3s on the second nine. “But then I hit two greats in a row for holes 17 and 18. I got a birdie-eagle there, so that settled me a little bit and I could play solid in the back nine and it was a great round.”

Until last April, Garcia had become universally known as the best active player without a Major title under his belt. He won The Masters, handing that unfortunate title off most likely to Rickie Fowler.

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