Sergio Garcia (68-70-69—207)
For the second straight day, Sergio Garcia (pictured by Getty Images) bogeyed Royal Liverpool GC’s first hole. His bogey-5 was offset with birdies at 2, 5, 8, 9 and 16.
In 17 previous Open Championship starts, Garcia has collected seven top-10 finishes, three of which being top fives. In 2007, he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington at Carnoustie.
Garcia ranks second in most major starts without a victory entering this week: With 61, he trails Lee Westwood by just two.
At the 2006 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, Garcia opened with rounds of 68-71-65, before finishing T5.
Coming into the week, Garcia had collected an impressive six top-10 finishes in just 10 starts on the PGA TOUR. His best among them is a share of second place from the Travelers Championship, his last TOUR start prior to this week. On the European Tour, Garcia has two top-10 finishes in nine starts. One of those was a win at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in January.
Source: PGA TOUR