Ser-gi-o, Ser-gi-o, Ser-gi-o.
Golf fans at Congressional Country Club won’t be chanting that name during this June’s U.S. Open unless Sergio Garcia can get his game and world ranking in shape over the next few weeks. Garcia is currently ranked 72 and needs to get in to the top 50 to earn an exemption. Garcia has yet to decide if he’ll try to qualify should he fail to earn an exemption.
“Four good weeks, get into the U.S. Open and move on from there,” Garcia said of the situation.
Should Garcia miss the U.S. Open it will be the first time he’s failed to play in a major championship should the 1999 U.S. Open. While Garcia’s rankings have slipped over the past two years, he’s still one of the most popular and recognizable names on tour
Garcia is clearly trying to earn a spot as he skipped a European PGA Tour event in his home country at a club he’s a member of this week to play in Charlotte, where there are more ranking points at stake. He opened today with a -3 to put himself in solid position after day one.
As an admitted Sergio fan, I’m hoping the mantra of “four good weeks, get into the U.S. Open…” rings true.