And not just because he won last year.
The 41-year-old Spaniard returned to second place in the second leg of his new Piga tour at the Sandersson Farm Championship a few days after losing 19-9 in the Red Cross. But don’t be fooled by that result. Garcia went 3-1-0 in Wisconsin, with the only loss of the week coming in the singles by Bryce Dechamber on Sunday. This week, whether he believes it or not, he is the only one to win the Rider Cup.
In the first post-Ryder Cup since 2008, Garcia finished second (2008), T-9 (2012), T-2 (2014), T-17 (2016) and first (2018). The 10-time European team member said he was feeling good this week and that last week’s result had not yet hit him.
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“The course is as good as it was last year. Probably better than he was, ”Gasia said after a nine-hole practice round on Wednesday. After a fun week last week, it would be nice to come back here defending my topic. Such a week would take a lot of energy, but at the same time it was amazing. So I enjoyed it and wanted to get off to a good start and see where we are.
Garcia’s decision to return to Jackson for the second time was “very simple.” First, he likes to try to defend his victories, and he wants to do this for the first time in his PGA Tour career this week. Second, he loves that Southern hospitality – and the golf course.
The way everyone treated us here was amazing. And the golf course is just a good golf course. ” “So it’s kind of a golf course that I enjoy coming back to the game and I wish we could play more courses like this on the tour. They are the kind of courses that make you think a little bit, and if you hit a good shot, it’s not like cheating or something like that, and if you don’t hit a good shot, then you go and fight to be equal. So I’m just happy to be back because it’s just a tough golf course and a great competition. ”
The competition continues to grow every year, and the 11-time tour winner hopes that many players will see the gems in Jackson.
“When people come and play, they see the quality of the golf course and the quality of the competition. “It’s really that simple. If the golf course is like that, it will push some men backwards, but if they know that the golf course is a good golf course and it is a really good competition, then people will try a little harder.