Sergio Garcia moving on from Masters disappointment at Texas Open
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 18/04/18 2:22pm
Sergio Garcia is refusing to dwell on his Masters disappointment ahead of his return to competitive action at the Valero Texas Open.
The Spaniard missed the cut after posting rounds of 81 and 78 at Augusta, with the 2017 champion putting five balls in the water on his way to taking 13 shots at the par-five 15th hole during the opening round.
When asked how long it took him to get over his horror hole, Garcia said: "Probably as soon as we finished Friday afternoon. It was pretty much forgotten and our week was over and that's what it is.
"I think at the end of the day you've got to realise that sometimes it happens, sometimes it goes the wrong way and without doing much wrong it can happen. But you learn from it and you move forward and try to be better.
"Obviously I was trying to hit the right shots throughout the process and unfortunately the result didn't want to come out the way maybe it should have, but it's one of those things."
Garcia had posted three consecutive top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour before his early exit at Augusta, with the 38-year-old focused on building on his otherwise strong start to 2018 when he plays at TPC San Antonio.
"You've just got to deal with it (his Masters missed cut) and put it behind and keep going forward," Garcia added. "The Masters, it's massive, it's very important, but it's one week and you can't let one week ruin your whole year.
"It (the 15th hole) is one of those things that happens and it's happened to me before and probably will happen again in the future. That's the nature of golf and there at Augusta it can happen, so it is what it is.
"I guess at the end of the day I'm excited to come here and keep playing well, like I've been playing pretty much all year and see if we can get on a good run."
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