ARDMORE, Pa. — Golf fans who delight in the shortcomings of Sergio Garcia didn't have to wait long at the U.S. Open. The Spanish golfer, who has recently occupied headlines for a meltdown at The Players Championship last month and then an ensuing squabble with Tiger Woods, had a tough start to Thursday's first round with a double bogey and quadruple bogey on the 14th and 15th holes, respectively, at Merion Golf Club.
Garcia started his round on the 11th hole, a 375-yard, par-4 setup that he bogeyed. A birdie on the layup par-3 13th hole brought him back to even, but a double bogey on 14 set up this nightmare drive into the crowd on 15. He'd finish the hole with a quadruple bogey:
Garcia made the turn with a bogey to bring him to +7 on the day. He briefly rebounded with a birdie on 1 and an eagle on 2 (watch the putt below) but a double bogey on 5 sidetracked his efforts to get even.
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