Sergio's clutch chip-in from the rough

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia stares at the 12th green almost in disbelief after an incredible birdie hole-out.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 5:06 p.m.

When Sergio Garcia's approach shot at No. 12 Sunday skipped left off the green and down in the heavy rough, the odds seemed long that he could even get up and down just to save par. Instead, Garcia pulled off the shot of the day.

Watch and be marveled at the sheer majesty of a maestro in action:





Garcia's birdie gave him the outright lead -- at that point. Unfortunately, Garcia had three bogeys after that -- including critical ones on Nos. 17 and 18, that left him one shot out of the playoff.

It was the second consecutive day that Garcia's had to pull magic out of his golf bag. On Saturday, he somehow escaped a nearly impossible leave by pulling off a "Seve-like" shot from a bunker next to the 10th green, which allowed him to save par.

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