PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Lightening-quick greens have become TPC Sawgrass' lone defense on Saturday at the Players, but seeing one of the best players in the world need SIX putts on one hole is still shocking. OK, so technically, Sergio Garcia didn't six-putt on the fifth hole since PGA Tour stats don't count putts from the fringe as putts. But that's not going to make the Spaniard feel any better about his quadruple bogey that included five putts from eight feet.
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Ernie Els made waves when he managed such a feat on the opening hole of the Masters last month. While Els acknowledge that episode was yips-related, Garcia's gaffe seems more like a temporary lapse of concentration after what was actually a good first effort from the fringe. At least, for his sake, that's what we hope.