Spain’s Sergio Garcia enjoys blemish-free round

Spain’s Sergio Garcia enjoys blemish-free round

Rory McIlroy plays a shot during the pro- am prior to the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC in Sun City, South Africa.

"It felt great. I rolled the ball nicely, I made some good putts here and there".

At one stage Garcia led by five shots as he opened his round with birdies on the first two holes, but four bogeys, including the 18th, spoiled his day and allowed others to close in around him.

Sergio Garcia made a brilliant start as he eyes back-to-back titles, shooting his lowest round in Sun City for 17 years. It's not ideal to see three-putts, but some of the pins were nearly impossible to get to and when you leave yourself 20 or 25 feet putting over hills then it is going to happen sometimes.

"It wouldn't have been the year that I would have envisioned at the start but you're not going to have those years every single year that you play".

"It was one of those rounds where things happened nicely to me". I would certainly have taken that on Thursday morning.

But he was once again unable to safely negotiate the par-four eighth, following his first-round bogey with a double bogey Friday.

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Fisher dropped eight shots in his last four holes on Friday but recovered admirably with a third-round 67.

But an eagle on the 10th and birdies on 14 and 15 elevated the 2010 Open Championship victor up the leaderboard on a hard day for scoring with a swirling breeze.

"I probably let a few slip through my fingers in terms of tournaments won - Dubai earlier this year, Wentworth a little bit, the Masters. I still could have got away with a bogey, but both my caddie and I completely misread the putt".

"I have to play really well this week to give myself a chance, even half a chance going into next week, and that's what I'm going to try and do", said McIlroy, who is eighth in the Race to Dubai, nearly two million points behind Molinari.

Defending champion Branden Grace of South Africa shot a 71 to trail Garcia by six strokes. "It's a golf course that you need to be patient around".

"It was very hard this morning, the wind was blowing a lot and the first few holes were straight into it".

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