AT&T Byron Nelson: Sergio Garcia talks sports activities betting, new host course | Golf


Sergio Garcia enters this week as a two-time Byron Nelson champion, and regardless of a brand new course, he’s excited to return to Texas.

“It was enjoyable to get a have a look at the brand new course, Trinity Forest,” Garcia stated Wednesday throughout his press convention. “Clearly very totally different from Las Colinas. The course appears to be like nice. It’s in nice form. Offers you a superb quantity of room on the tees. Greens are large however, , relying the place they put the pins they are often like small areas so I believe it is going to be — it is nonetheless going to be difficult.”

Wind might be a problem this week as Trinity Forest, regardless of its identify, is totally treeless, that means nothing can defend the gamers from the usually stiff Dallas breezes.

“Clearly all of it is dependent upon climate situations and does not seem like the wind goes to blow an excessive amount of in order that (will) most likely make the course play just a little bit simpler than it’s alleged to,” Garcia stated.

The federal authorities handed a legislation Monday paving the way in which for legalized sports activities playing on a state-by-state foundation. Garcia, having been round sports activities playing all his life in Europe, does not actually see it altering the game a lot in America.

“I believe, I imply, I’ve by no means been a betting man so I am most likely not the proper man to ask however I believe sports activities betting has been round for a very long time,” Garcia stated. “Clearly right here within the U.S. such as you stated, it wasn’t legalized however there was nonetheless betting on the market within the crowd each week, I suppose, however I do not assume it makes a distinction on the finish of the day as a result of, , the one factor we are able to do is do our greatest, play the most effective we are able to and, , no matter occurs exterior of that, we won’t management.”

Trinity Forest is a links-styled golf course, paying homage to among the well-known hyperlinks programs abroad. However Garcia seen an apparent distinction between the 2 kinds.

“It’s totally different. There isn’t any doubt about it. It’s — it is greater clearly, like all the pieces right here within the U.S., the greens are greater, the fairways are greater however it’s the closest you may get to a hyperlinks course,” Garcia stated.

“So, it is an American hyperlinks course. I believe that if the climate is nice it may possibly play — it may possibly play fairly quick, which might be the way in which it is meant to play and, like I stated earlier, with just a little little bit of wind and the course drying up it might be difficult as a result of lots of these — , lots of these bunkers that are not in play proper now, they’ll come into play and lots of the areas on these greens that appeared simple to get to will develop into just a little bit harder with the humps and all the pieces.”

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