Sergio Garcia bemoans swing after loss

2016 02 Garcia
• Sergio Garcia narrowly misses out on another PGA Tour win
• The Spaniard bemoaned the fact he 'wasn't swinging great'
• Adam Scott edged it by one shot after final round shootout


Sergio Garcia bemoaned the fact he wasn’t swinging it great as he lost out narrowly to Adam Scott in a final round shootout between the pair at the Honda Classic.

The Spaniard started Sunday’s play level with 2013 Masters champion Scott on nine-under-par but couldn’t reel the Aussie in after his birdie at the first, faltering with two bogeys at the Bear Trap to record his 22nd PGA Tour top ten since his last win – the 2012 Wyndham Championship.


The Honda Classic - Final Round

“You know, I know I can play better, that's the good thing,” said Garcia. “Without feeling like I was swinging that great, I still managed to have a chance, so I'm happy with that.

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“It wasn't easy out there. Obviously I'm not swinging that great. I managed to score very nicely throughout the whole week, and today was more of the same. I hit some good shots, but I didn't feel like I was firing on all cylinders like I would like to.”

How Scott clinched it

After dropping a shot at the tenth, which briefly brought the pair back to nine-under-par before Garcia’s bogey at 11, Scott produced this stunning bunker shot at the 12th to jump two clear, which the Spaniard didn’t come back from.

What they said

Adam Scott: “That was a great win today. It's a very tough track. I think I made it look a little easier than it was for most of the part yesterday, and just did a good job of re-setting my expectations for today and not thinking I had to be seven-under through 15 to win today. Would have been nice, but it was just a tough day out there. It's a tough course. It's a tough finish.”

Sergio Garcia (2): “Well, I mean, you are where you are. It doesn't mean that you're not trying as hard as you can. I'm still trying the best I can every single round, and some days are better than others, but you know, I take a lot of good things out of it. So hopefully I can build from it and have a good year.”

Graeme McDowell (5): “That's a few steps in the right direction, both in the World Ranking, I can count Doral in now. It's big to be there, World Ranking points to play for on a course which I like, yeah, one step in the right direction. We'll keep grinding.”

Key stat

This one doesn’t make pretty reading for Sergio who, once again, failed to close out a win from a 54-hole lead/co-lead…

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Final leaderboard

1 Adam Scott (70, 65, 66, 70) -9
2 Sergio Garcia (65, 69, 67, 71) -8
T3 Blayne Barber (70, 66, 69, 70) -5
T3 Justin Thomas (69, 69, 68, 69) -5
5 Graeme McDowell (71, 69, 67, 69) -4

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