It’s been clear Sergio Garcia is not a fan of the Chambers Bay course this week.
After breaking even after his first round, Garcia tweeted that he thinks “a championship of the caliber of (the U.S. Open) deserves better quality green surfaces (than) we have this week."
Then after a Friday round of 5-over and a third round to par on Saturday, Garcia took a more creative approach for explaining his gripe with the putting surfaces, saying, ‘To me, it’s like playing the NBA Finals on a court that’s got holes and slopes and no backboard and things like that.”
Before the U.S. Open began, Jack Nicklaus said he knew he had someone beat when they started complaining about the playing surface. Via Golfweek:
Does that mean the field should count out Garcia? Maybe not, but at 10 shots off co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, he’s got a bit of an uphill climb ahead of him.
You can listen to Garcia’s comments to FOX Sports’ Holly Sonders in the clip above.