Speaking with the Spanish press Saturday night after falling out of contention with a 75 in the third round of The Masters, Sergio Garcia delivered some amazing comments about his inability to win a major championship. After contending, but losing, to Tiger Woods 13 years ago at Medinah in the 1999 PGA Championship, Garcia has gone 0 for 49 in golf's four majors.
He was in contention heading into the weekend this year at the Masters, but he tumbled down the leaderboard with Rory McIlroy on Saturday, leading to these astounding quotes to the European press. Via Golf Channel's "Live From The Masters" coverage:
"After 13 years, today was the day ... I don't have the capacity to win a major ... It's the reality. I'm not good enough and now I know it. I tried for 13 years, thinking I can win. I don't know what happens to me ... It could be something psychological, but if the shots don't fall ... it is simpler than it seems. After 13 years, I have run out of options. I'm not good enough for the majors. I will try to be second or third ... You can live without a major."
It's a sentiment you rarely see expressed publicly in golf, or any sport for that matter. Garcia has spent most of his career constantly under fire for his attitude with the press. It's likely he will say these remarks were made out of frustration at some point in the future, but it's still staggering.
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