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Less than three years ago, Sergio Garcia was mired in a slump so prolonged that he missed out on the 2010 Ryder Cup team and saw his ranking fall as low as 85th. He moped around the golf course and at one point talked of giving up the game altogether.
He's got a new caddie and a new home in the United States.
Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods each carried momentum into the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational. That meant the best 36-hole score for Furyk in his PGA Tour career, and the worst start for Woods in nearly fourth months.
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Rafael Cabrera-Bello's consolation prize following his semifinal exit at the World Match Play Championship is a spot at next month's U.S. Open.
Rafael Cabrera-Bello, a Spaniard who won the Dubai tournament last year and grew up trying to emulate Garcia's bold and aggressive play, said he has seen a different player on the course in recent months.
"We all know he had a period where he wasn't enjoying golf, wasn't playing too good," Cabrera-Bello said.