Sergio Garcia shares Masters lead after two rounds

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USA TODAY Sports’ Steve DiMeglio breaks down the top story lines heading into the weekend.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Following a miserable third round in the 2012 Masters, a pragmatic Sergio Garcia told the golf world he wasn’t capable of winning a major championship.

“Maybe it’s something psychological,” he said. “After 13 years, my chances are over. I’m not good enough for the majors.”

Five years later at the 2017 Masters, a jubilant Garcia is thinking otherwise.

“Things are happening at the moment,” Garcia said following his 3-under-par 69 in Friday’s second round of the 81st Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. “So I want to make sure that I keep riding that wave.”

On another difficult day, where biting cold greeted the players and strong winds stayed throughout, the Spaniard rode a terrific start to the first page of the leaderboard. The man labeled as the Best Player without a Major started off with three birdies and overcame his first three bogeys of the tournament with…

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