Sergio García is satisfied with his first day at the Open de España. On Thursday evening he signed for a -2 that puts him inside the tournament’s top 30. It also allows him to stay in touch with the big Spanish names, most of whom enjoyed a good first day of competition.
The player from Castellon had a very solid start to his round, collecting three birdies in the first nine holes. However, the back nine proved a little more difficult and a sole bogey on the 13th served to break a monotony of pars that provided the backdrop for Garcia’s afternoon.
He looked like he was playing well enough to go as low as -4 or -5, but an under-par opening round (69, 6 behind the leader) is certainly not a bad start to the week for Garcia, who was swept around the course by a large Madrid crowd. No sooner had he put his clubs away, he found some time to talk to us about his round: