Garcia taking the positives

Sergio Garcia felt there was reason to be upbeat after tying for sixth place at the Open Championship on Monday.

The 35-year-old Spaniard’s wait for a first major trophy continued as ended with a final-round 70 that left him 11 under.

The Spaniard was five under par for his round through 10 holes and making a serious run, but three bogeys over his closing eight holes halted his charge.

“I would have loved to finish a couple better but I’m still happy with the week,” he said.

“I love this tournament, I love these crowds, I love these courses.

“I’m just going to keep giving myself chances until things happen and then hopefully I manage to win at least one of these.

“I would love to win a British Open but even if I don’t, the experiences I’ve had at these championships, they’ve been amazing, and nobody can take that away from me.”