Sergio García has had a solid, albeit quiet, 2017 following his unforgettable Masters victory. He’s played just 11 times since, collecting two top-10s and seven total top-30s.
Surprise, surprise the 37-year-old Spaniard is still hitting the ball pure. He’s eighth on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation (69.62 percent) and is 12th in strokes gained tee to green. He’s also top 50 in strokes gained around the green but is 168th in strokes gained putting.
A new course could equalize things for Sergio, who’s recent form includes a T12 at the BMW Championship and T10 at the Tour Championship to finish No. 21 in the FedEx Cup after sitting out the first leg of the playoffs, The Northern Trust.
Jumping across the pond is old hat for a global player like García, but he is the only player in this week’s field who played in last week’s Tour Championship. Brits and Tour Championship participants Paul Casey and Justin Rose are not in the field this week.
This is also just the third time in 2017 where he’s played three weeks in a row.
García will be making his first British Masters start of his career after Ryder Cup teammate and tournament host Lee Westwood coerced the star to tee it up this week despite his wariness to play in the U.K. due to tax purposes.