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Sergio Garcia may have been a forgotten man to some extent, but he shares the lead after Day 1.
We had a feeling Sergio Garcia would be a factor in the 2013 Masters, but a bogey-free round of 66 on Thursday wasn't exactly what we anticipated from the Spaniard.
Sergio’s game was on from the start, as the dynamic golfer got to three under through the first six holes and to six under after a birdie on the par-five 15th. Three pars on the way in earned Garcia, who still seeks his first career major title, a tie with the equally surprising Marc Leishman atop the leaderboard.
As unlikely as his bogey-free round and share of first was, Garcia’s performance on the testy greens of Augusta National was its equal. Sergio was both solid on the mid- and short-range putts, but he also displayed strong distance control when his approaches left him far from the hole.
Garcia, who can often be his own worst enemy on the course, controlled his game and his mindset.