At the Sawgrass 17th Segio shows how to deal with a crappy putting day; Scott shows what not to so if you’re leading THE PLAYERS: Video

THERE was a big turnaround at the iconic par three 17th island green at the TPC Sawgrass, with Adam Scott leading THE PLAYERS 1st round by a stroke at 6-under and Masters champion Sergio Garcia languishing at 3-over.

In his first appearance since his breakthrough win at the Masters a month ago the Spaniard was not having a good round, particularly with his putting.

Teeing off first, Garcia aced the hole to the delight of the big Thursday crowd. It was the 8th ace at the hole.

After congratulating his playing partner Scott teed up next …. His wedge shot hit the green but spun back to find the water.

The result: a 1 for Garcia, a 5 for Scott.

Things didn’t improve for the Aussie on the par four 18th hole. Avoiding the water all down the left of the hole, he put his tee shot way right and then attempting a miraculous recovery shot found the drink.

The result: Garcia 4, Scott 6.

Sergio Garcia Sawgrass 17th Hole-in-One Video

 

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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