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Sergio Garcia blisters Firestone with a 61
Sergio Garcia blisters Firestone with a 61

Sergio Garcia tied the course record at Firestone by closing with seven consecutive birdies for a nine-under-par 61 Friday. The record-tying round gave Garcia a three-shot lead over Justin Rose going into the weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio. The Spaniard broke the record on the back nine with a 27. He ended his day in style, making a 25-foot putt on the 17th hole and a 20-footer on the 18th. Phil Mickelson, who played with Garcia, took off his cap and bumped fists with Garcia. The only hole on the back nine that Garcia did not make birdie was No. 11, where he missed a 15-foot putt from just off the green. It puts Garcia in great shape to try to capture his...

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