September 2 2013
NORTON, Mass. -- Sergio Garcia, leading by two over Henrik Stenson, will tee off an hour from now at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Ten times previously in his career he has had at least a share of the lead going into the final round. The most recent of those was at this year's THE PLAYERS Championship, where he was still tied for the lead with two holes to play before he proceeded to hit three balls into the water on TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole.
Only three times, in fact, has Garcia gone on to win when he has been in this situation -- the last of those coming at last year's Wyndham Championship.
But Garcia also has a history of playing well here. He's never missed a cut in five starts at TPC Boston and he has never finished lower than 31st (his best was a tie for fifth in 2008).
Here is perhaps the most disconcerting stat, however, when it comes to Garcia: He ranks 165th in final-round scoring average this season with a 72.33. That's a big drop-off from his average before the cut, which is 69.96 and ranks eighth.
Will Garcia hold on for the win? Or will Stenson or someone else catch him? Discuss below.