Sergio July 25, 2007, 5:08 am

by LJ Hogan
I was greatly angered to read the comments by Chris Baldwin re. Sergio Garcia's loss over the weekend. His comments are insulting to Sergio's career and talent. And lets face it, Sergio has talent in abundance. Garcia showed us over the weekend of what great golf he is capable of. However, trying not to second guess what could have been going through Sergio's head on Sunday he did keep fighting. Baldwin, in fact, never mentioned other golfers including Harringtons huge mistakes. His comments are irresponsible and unwarrented. I just hope his nasty column is not viewed by the alraedy disappointed Sergio.

Sergio May 12, 2005, 7:34 pm

by Bill Descoteaux
Imagine a world, where the sports media can respect a person for being human. In other words, someone can have a bad day, make a mistake, not get the job done because he is human... not perfect! Maybe he didn't please the media guy because he didn't win or finish the way they thought he would. You then see him openly admit, without reservation and honestly, he choked or just didn't have it that day. He erred and said he learned from his mistakes. Then... you see this person being insulted and raked over the coals by the media for being honest and not making excuses. Who is missing the point in all of this? Is it the player or the writer?
Golf represents real life. It exposes many traits about a person. It reveals your character. If you are a fake or if you are honest. It reveals your weaknesses and your strengths as a person.
A person who admits err and says they have learned from it is a wise person. One who critisizes and make judgements of those whom have admitted they're mistakes is a hypocrite.
It is a shame the real story was missed.

Re: May 11, 2005, 8:56 pm

Sergio Garcia May 11, 2005, 8:56 pm

by Daniel Jeske
Chris:
Sergio did not choke like Norman. He shot even par on a tough U.S. Open type golf course. Vijay and Jim Furyk just shot lights out and came after him. Nine out of ten times Sergio wins with a even par round with a six shot lead. So quit showing your stupidity and justly give Vijay and Jim credit for shooting great golf.

Garcia's purported meltdown May 11, 2005, 8:18 pm

by P. Lacey
Ah Chris, Chris, Chris, I've come to the conclusion that there isn't a story you write that you don't have your tongue planted firmly in cheek! I have this vision of you sitting in front of your keyboard saying with a devilish grin "o.k. o.k., let's see what'll gettem' going this week." Works too doesn't it?

Sergio May 11, 2005, 7:21 am

by Paul Brown
It's truly understandable why professional golfers have such a love/hate relationship with sportswritters. It is so easy for you to criticize, yet none of you put your self on the line in front of millions of people. I watched Sergio play Sunday, and in no way did he look like Norman's meltdown, and it's wrong of you to compare the two. How many golf tournaments did Hogan win before the age of 30? If he had played in this eara, he would be chastised by all of you, whearas today he is considered one of the best of all time. Lets let Sergio play a while before you all claim he is a flop. By the way, the flop earns a hell of a lot more than any sports writer.

Sergio May 11, 2005, 6:52 am

by Kevin Adams
C'mon, lay off Sergio. He shot 72 on a tough course and still made it to a playoff with two of golf's better players -- Vijay and Jim Furyk. That's even par -- not exactly like Norman shooting 78 and losing by five.

RE: Sergio May 11, 2005, 9:59 am

by Ivory Rubin
I agree with Mr.'s Adams and Johnson, there is no comparison of Garcia at Wachovia and Norman at Agusta National. Sergio shot par on a U.S. Open qualified type course and his competitors just came and caught him with sub-par rounds. The only real fold-up was his missed par putt on #18 in the playoff. That was a hesitant (ok, "gag") stroke of a 10+ handicapper. He is still only twenty-five years old, and his mental development has not quite paralleled his skill level(things he sometimes says and does keeps me from being a fan). He is a tremedous talent, so let's see what he accomplishes by age 30 or thirty-five.

RE: Sergio May 11, 2005, 8:14 am

by Walter Johnson
I agree with Kevin Adams, you can not compare the two.

Sergio Garcia May 11, 2005, 3:36 am

by Francisco Vaquez
The article on Garcia, was a bit too harsh. He is, without any doubt, a top-10 player in the World...As for your comments on Vijay Singh...totally unjustified. I may not like him, but he is a hell of a player

 



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