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Garcia remains upbeat

Sergio looks at the positives of great Major performance

Spain's Sergio Garcia finished as The Open Championship's runner-up last week for the second time in his career but insisted this near miss was a positive experience.

Seven years ago The Ryder Cup star was centimetres from winning The Claret Jug at Carnoustie only for his putt at the last to brush the edge of the hole and drop him into a play-off, which he eventually lost to Padraig Harrington.

"Everybody looks at you as second and they want to make it a negative. Not at all," said the 34 year old Garcia

"I felt like I played well. I felt like I did almost everything I could and there was a better player. It's as simple as that.

"You don't have to look at other things. It's just that simple.

"All these weeks help in Majors - even if you don't win, they still help.

"There's always a lot more positives than negatives and that to me is where I want to take it."

"Two shots was the closest I got but it is difficult when you're in a situation where you know you can't make a mistake," added Garcia.

"It just puts that little extra pressure but so many good things happened throughout this week and even today I got a couple of really good breaks (one when his ball careered into grandstand on the 12th and bounced back towards the green).

"It was close. It was close. At least I'm proud of the way I played.

"Every time I got closer, he kept making one birdie and not letting me get any closer than that.

"I needed to shoot at least eight or nine under. I think that we gave it a good effort and there was someone a little bit better."

“That’s golf, I still have the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and plenty of big events left this year to capatilise on my good form” Added Garcia


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