Sergio Garcia Proves Again Why He Isn’t Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods vs. David Duval never happened. Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson never happened. Tiger Woods vs. Ernie Els never happened. Tiger Woods vs. Sergio Garcia also never happened. And for what seemed like the 1,000th time at The 2013 Players Championship, we were reminded yet again why Woods vs. Garcia was laughable from the start.
Woods has 14 majors for a reason. Garcia has no majors for a reason. Woods has 78 career wins for a reason. Garcia is miles behind that for a reason. Garcia’s focus just isn’t there. He lets the simple things get to him, like Tiger taking a wood out of his bag just before a shot and hearing a reaction from the crowd. On top of that, Garcia thinks that will be a way to attack Tiger in the media and rattle him for Sunday’s third and fourth round play. That is called a mistake. Because Tiger is better than that.
Hate Woods or love Woods, he is darn good on the golf course. He captured The Players Championship (first TPC since 2001) for his 4th win in 2013 and is primed to win a major this year. But when Tiger loses, he admits it. Sure, he used to throw clubs or currently swings hard into the wind or reacts to the gallery making noise, but in the end he knows when he loses and why he loses. And it isn’t because another golfer takes a club out of his bag. It’s because a golfer flat-out beat him or Woods was off that day. And we know when Woods is all the way on, no one on tour touches him, even at age 37.
Woods won at TPC. Garcia lost. And it was because of the golfer, not because of a golfer who took a club out of a bag and got a gallery “Ohhhh, Ahhhh” reaction. One is a Top 2 golfer of all-time who’s will to win and focus is unmatched. One is a cry baby who never reached his full potential who is major-less and jealous of the guy who wears red on Sunday.
Woods vs. Garcia never happened for a reason. It was laughable now. And the thought is even more laughable now.
By: Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.