UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wa. — Maybe because Sergio Garcia finished with a 2-under par 68 Sunday in the U.S. Open final round and really had just one bad round all week – 75 on Friday- but his post-tournament comments were positively glowing.
That’s compared to his previous critiques when he said, “to me, it’s like playing the NBA Finals on a court with holes and slopes and no backboards.”.
He was especially complimentary about USGA executive director Mike Davis’ course set up.
“Obviously it was very firm; kind of like it had been playing all week,” Garcia said. ” They mixed it up nicely, at some points there was a little bit more wind than we had earlier than the week. It played good. The set up was really nice, the way they the way they moved it around with tees and pins and stuff like that.”
“I thought that Mike Davis did a good job there and that he’s been doing that for a number of years. The quality of the greens, though, it could have been much better, but the set up was good.