Found June 08, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Even as he approaches the prime of his career, the best times for Sergio Garcia seem to be so far behind him. Think back to that Sunday afternoon at Medinah in the 1999 PGA Championship, where a 19-year-old Spaniard was brimming with exuberance and absent of fear. See him sprint up the 16th fairway, and then leap like a gymnast in a floor routine to see his 6-iron shot from the base of a tree settle near the back of the green. Those were joyous times for Garcia, filled with talent and promise. That was supposed to be the start of a rivalry with Tiger Woods to last a generation. But it never got much better. Even though he has won 23 times around the world, played in the final group in three majors, lost in a playoff in two majors and competed on six Ryder Cup teams, the runner-up finish as a teenager remains the highlight most fans remember. And the only semblance of a rivalry with Woods has been based on words, not winning. For Garcia, the U.S. Open at Merion might live up to...
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