Bunker Mentality

Sergio Garcia hits miracle shot to light up The Open

Bunker Mentality

Oh, Sergio. You are the most enthralling and most infuriating player on Tour. And it's because of shots like this: a hole-out eagle on the second, bracketed by bogeys on 1 and 3.

Garcia was about 150 yards out from the hole, right on the edge of the soul-clutching rough that's already claimed a few Open hopes. His shot took advantage of the flat, skittery greens at Hoylake, and moments later, Garcia had himself a pretty little eagle.

Cue high-fives with playing partners Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler:

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Sergio Garcia

The shot kept Garcia within sigh of leader Rory McIlroy but it's anybody's guess as to whether he'll be there or down by a dozen by the end of all this. Even so, he's got what has to be the shot of the Open so far. And might well end up the best of the week.

Regardless of whether he wins, he's hopefully learned at least a bit of fashion sense since the last time the Open Championship visited Hoylake:

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Sergio Garcia in 2006.

Sergio Garcia in 2006.

Yeah. Leave the human banana outfit in the closet this year, Sergio.

Eurosport / Jay Busbee, Yahoo!

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