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.