Sergio Garcia still chasing elusive major win

Sergio Garcia of Spain congratulates Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on his win after putting on...

Sergio Garcia of Spain congratulates Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on his win after putting on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP)

TIM MCKAY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:43 PM ET

Sergio Garcia stated during the British Open that there’s really no difference between him and Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy.

When they’re going good, there’s not a lot that separates them, was his premise.

But here’s the rub.

Those two guys have 17 major championships between them. Garcia certainly has had a great career, but at the age of 34, he’s not the young upstart he was when he burst onto the world stage at the 1999 PGA Championship, bounding up the fairway after his eyes-closed shot from a tree root at Medinah Country Club.

He was just 19 when he duelled with Tiger Woods, who went on to win his first PGA Championship, and it seemed only logical that the ridiculously good teen would go on to a career full of major victories.

But that didn’t happen.

 


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