Beijing time on October 3, Garcia's most difficult memory to erase is undoubtedly the last round of the 1999 US PGA Championship. He closed his eyes at the root of Medina (Medinah) and hit the ball.
Well, it has been until this Friday! Today, the camera lens caught Garcia closing his eyes and pushing the ball, and finally shot 68 for the second day in a row, entering the ranks of the Sanderson Farm Championship.
Garcia made 136 in two rounds, 8 under par, tied for seventh, 5 shots behind leader Kegan Bradley.
加西亚在两轮比赛中取得136杆，低于标准杆8杆，并列第七名，落后领先者Kegan Bradley 5杆。
The Spaniard used a total of 30 putts and was in the middle of the putt score (two rounds +0.581, ranking 46th). After the event, he insisted that such a seemingly unusual technology was actually an old thing.
"If I told you that I have done this for three years, would you believe it?" Garcia said.
Okay, don't believe me. But he added that he didn't always do this. Garcia is now 40 years old, and he said that when he was competing for the Masters victory in 2017, he also closed his eyes to push the ball. The Masters victory was his tenth and final PGA Tour victory.
"I use it sometimes, sometimes I don't use it," he said, "but in Augusta, I close my eyes every time I putt, and the same goes for other victories. I feel that it gives me more freedom. , Let me feel the shot, not... Sometimes I am too focused on hitting the perfect ball, sometimes too much to follow my eyes to putt. In this way, I feel that I just have to feel it, and then follow my natural Power to do it instead of telling yourself what to do."
But recently, Garcia lacks natural power. In the season he had just spent, he played 12 games that he would rather forget, and only won a top 25: the RBC traditional golf game tied for fifth. This is definitely a harsh statistic. After all, in the past 21 seasons, Garcia had at least 4 top 25 points on the PGA Tour. For this reason, he missed the playoffs, which was only the second time he missed the FedEx Cup era. In the first two races of the season: Hi Reciprocity Open and US Open, Garcia was eliminated and the world ranking slipped to 51st.
However, on the fast green of the Jackson Country Club, he found something. Garcia caught 5 birdies on Friday and only swallowed 1 bogey. Of course, the key area for his scoring is from the tee to the green. He ranked first in serve points and sixth in offensive greens.
"You have to trust it when you use it," he said of his putting mode. "Occasionally, you don't have a good putting for a week, but I think I'm on the point I need.
"I talked with my wife Angela. We talked about it together. I have to stick to something, no matter what happens. I am at this stage of my career and I can’t jump around too much, because then I won’t find it. To the rhythm."