BREAKING NEWS: Sergio Garcia Actually Shows Some Emotion On the Golf Course

Folks, you better sit down.  Sergio Garcia, if only for a brief second, has come out of his sheltered, emotionless, woe-is-me, bitchy, moany, whiny, crabby attitude and actually showed some emotion.  Again, if only for a moment.

The scene happened on the 8th green on Thursday at the Masters as Sergio had a 15 foot uphill birdie putt to move him to 4-under for the round.  Sergio stroked the putt, had it tracking right on-line and put his fist out to the side as if to walk it in while fist pumping to the hole.  Unfortunately, the ball lost its speed up the hill and came up just a half a revolution short.  Sergio froze his fist, put his head down and looked almost slightly embarrassed that he acted a bit prematurely in celebrating his putt.

This isn’t meant to be a sarcastic post.  Quite frankly, this is the first time that I have seen this kind of passionate, mildly-adrenaline pumping motion from Sergio in years.  The last time we saw him, he was climbing trees and hitting shots out of them and now he’s contending in the Masters.

The Spaniard has all of the potential in the world and WILL win a major one day.  I don’t know if this is the week, but what I do know is that it’s been a good 3 to 4 years since I’ve seen this celebratory attitude from El Nino, even if it was on a missed putt.

Vamos Sergio, even if you whine and moan like a spoiled brat (David Feherty’s words in recalling the ’04 Masters), overall you’re good for the game.  Put a smile on your face and keep pushing, you’d look good in green.

Joel Harrington

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