Sergio Garcia got off to a hot start on Saturday morning in the second round of The Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Starting his round from the number one tee, and a six under par score from Friday, Sergio went right to work at the first two hole and got to eight under par in a hurry. With another pair of birdies at six and seven, he would make the turn at five under on the day.
With two more birdies at 11 and thirteen, it looked like he was going to follow Phil Mickelson’s Friday round, and look for his own record tying 59. The Golf God got him at 14 for a double bogey six, which was only his second bogey of the tournament. It took three holes for the 33 year-old Spaniard to right the ship, but the eagle three at the par five 18th hole would get him in the clubhouse at thirteen under par with a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro.
With the afternoon session well underway, the 64 that he put on his card has held up at this point to get him in the final group on Sunday afternoon. Sergio couldn’t match Mickelson’s putting numbers for Friday, but with a new putter this week, was able to put up a 1.54 strokes gained putting on his stat sheet. He averaged 1.429 putts per hole.
Garcia had the driver working today, averaging 330 yards off the tee, and getting it to stay in the fairway over 85% of the time. He also hit almost 78% of his fairways in regulation.
The current cut is looking to be at one under par, and if he could hang on and put a win on the board, would vault from his 55th starting position into the top five. The top five control their own destiny when the point reset occurs at East Lake.