Players 2021: Sergio Garcia just missed one of the shortest putts in history
To put it mildly, Sergio Garcia’s second round at the 2021 Players didn’t go quite as smoothly as his first. Shooting even par at treacherous TPC Sawgrass is never a disaster, but the 41-year-old had to be kicking himself after missing several kick-in putts on Friday. And one was downright shocking.
The first-round leader looked to have righted things after hitting his second shot on the par-5 11th to about four inches to set up a tap-in eagle that no one could miss. But just four holes later, he missed a par putt from a similar distance. No, really.
Have a look—unless you’re playing golf this weekend. In that case, you may want to look away because this was ugly:
Yikes. Seriously … how?! And he barely touched the hole! Look at this crazy screenshot taken right at impact from a slightly different angle:
Again, HOW?! PGA Tour ShotTracker listed that miss as 23 inches, but LOL. If that was a foot, then Sergio is seven-feet tall.
Despite yanking one from a range you wouldn't even make your biggest enemy putt from, Garcia deserves a ton of credit. Following the stunning miss, Garcia recovered to make three consecutive putts of seven, five, and five feet, two of which were for birdie. What a bounce back effort to remain at seven under and just two shots off Lee Westwood's lead heading into the weekend.
So if you were thinking, "Hey, even I could do that!" just remember, you could have never done what Garcia did immediately after. Good job, Sergio. Now, maybe go out and roll a few putts before dinner …