The Loop

Far from contention, Garcia at least scrambles to make cut

April 09, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Sergio Garcia made up four shots over his final 12 holes Friday for a 2-under-par 70, and easily made the cut at even-par 144 to play on the weekend at Augusta National for just the third time in the last six Masters.

OK, so it wasn't so easy, and it was far from satisfying for El Nino to be fighting to make cuts when he long ago thought he'd be winning major championships. "It's nice to score a little bit, but, still, I don't really know what I'm doing," Garcia said. "The way I'm playing at the moment, unfortunately, I'm thinking about the cut instead of winning the tournament."

Garcia was asked if, in his 12th Masters, he's got the golf course figured out. He laughed with a trace of weariness.

"I have to figure out my swing first," he said, shaking his head. "You gotta know where you're going to hit it, no matter what golf course you are playing, but here you gotta know where you're hitting it even more, as testing, and as much as this golf course is asking of you. Unfortunately, I'm just not there. I made a score, but it really didn't look very good."

-- Dave Shedloski