What happened to Sergio?

There’s been so much focus on TW, I almost lost track of another golfer who has fallen off the radar.

My goodness, where have you gone Sergio Garcia?

Sergio’s ranking has dropped to 73rd in the world. That means he will have to go through qualifying for both the U.S. and British Opens.

Sergio (can’t call him Garcia) attempted to go through British Open qualifying Monday in Dallas. However, he withdrew after four holes because of an infected finger. He said he couldn’t hold on to the club.

Not that he has been playing stellar golf with a perfectly normal finger. Sergio has had only one top 10 finish this year: a tie for eighth at the Arnold Palmer.

He actually has shown some flashes of his old self. He closed with a 65 to move up to a tie for 12th in the Players Championship. Then he opened with a 66 at the Colonial last week. But it’s all about putting four rounds together, and Sergio shot himself out of it with a 73 in the second round.

Last year, Sergio took time off to try to regroup. He said he lost his motivation. Based on this year’s results, he’s still struggling to find it.

Sergio no longer is a kid. He’s 31 now. And it’s an old 31, given the scar tissue that he has accumulated throughout the years.

For a long time, Sergio was regarded as the best player never to have won a major. His recent slide has caused him to lose that status.

Forget about winning a major. As it stands now, Sergio will have to work hard just to get into the summer’s two biggest majors.

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