Sergio Garcia's continued struggle with the crippling malady Normanitus, again proved costly over the weekend at the Barclays Event, the first event of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.
In typical fashion, Normanitus issued Garcia with a taste of superhuman golfing ability only to strip it all away and reduce his ability to that of a one hundred year old man wearing the wrong prescription glasses.
Sergio made a heroic 27 foot birdie putt during the three man playoff which saw him progress to the par five 17th, with the incomparable Fijian and part time veterinary nurse, Vijay Singh.
Garcia pulled his drive left and then hit his second behind a tree well short and right of the green. With Singh safely on in two, Garcia ran his chip just off the green by the hole to the right. Singh two putted from 20 feet for the win.
Figuratively, Normanitus has now cost Garcia approximately three million dollars in second place finishes. This weekend cost him a further $500,000, taking home a mere $750,000 novelty sized check. Coincidentally, three million dollars is exactly how much money it would cost baffled scientist to find a cure and purchase new fancy gold bracelets.
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