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Sergio Garcia believes the winning score likely won't be under par. (Franklin/Getty Images)

In good shape, Garcia wants to do just a little better

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Sergio Garcia hit the halfway point a mere three shots off the lead, despite a four-putt for a double bogey. He hopes he's gotten what he called his "bad moments" behind him and can have a chance on Sunday.

By Melanie Hauser, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - It sounded like the Jonas Brothers had just taken the stage. Squeals. Giggles. Look-at-me hands flying in every direction.

Instead, it was just Sergio Garcia popping out of the scoring cabin and into view.

"It's good fun," he grinned. "Doesn't happen often."

He winked. He was kidding, of course.

The major-in-waiting always draws a crowd - and playing with Anthony Kim and Camilo Villegas just made it younger and louder. And it's likely to get even bigger this weekend since he's right there going into the weekend here at the 90th PGA Championship.

After two rounds, Garcia is 2 over par, three behind 36-hole leader J.B. Holmes. He's the rock star of a jam-packed leader board that includes former PGA champ David Toms, former British Open champ Ben Curtis and former U.S. Open champ Angel Cabrera.

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"I'd like to be just a little better," said Garcia, who shot 69-73 for his 142. "I probably should have shot 2 or 3 over yesterday and probably should have shot even or 1 under today, and it's actually the other way around.

"But I feel like I'm still in good shape," he added. "This tournament is not going to be won, I don't think it's going to be won, by 1 under par."

Garcia played the back nine better than the front Friday and threw in a few thrills, including a sky-high 4-iron to the back of the green at the 12th for an eventual birdie. His only real second-round uh-oh was a four-putt from 50 feet at the 17th for a double bogey.

He hit the first putt too soft and it came up six feet short. Then he missed that one on the low side and had a two-footer coming back. Missed that one right and it lipped out.

"Obviously I was a little pissed off at myself on the 18th tee, but I was calm because I didn't feel like I hit bad putts," Garcia said. "It's not like, oh, geez, I yanked that one or this or that, I just misread them."

He was adamant when he called the course tough, but he's handling it.

"It's very difficult and this is a major," he said. "It's not supposed to be easy. We're pushed to the limit and but things can happen at any time. So I just hope that I got rid of my bad moments today and hopefully I can have a good weekend and have a chance on Sunday."

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