Sergio Garcia explains need to remain focused as he targets second career major

The Spaniard won the first major of his career at Augusta earlier this year

Sergio Garcia

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Sergio Garcia reiterated the need to remain focused heading into the second major of the year at Erin Hills, explaining his Masters win in April would have no bearing individual performances.

The Spaniard won a first career major at Augusta, but says he must keep a level head going into the US Open this week.

"I think that the pressure of trying to do well and give yourself a chance is still the same," he said.

"Inside of you there is a little spot where you've accomplished it already. But it doesn't mean that if I play well and I have a chance on Sunday it's going to be easier.

"Every tournament is tough, is tough to win and majors is even tougher. And U.S. Open we all know how difficult they are. I'm sure it's going to be a great challenge again, like it is every year."

In the last six major tournaments, a first time winner has emerged on each occasion. Garcia admitted he couldn't explain why this trend was occurring.

"I think it's just one of those things that happen, one of the those rolls that just -- it just happened in the last six majors.

"But I'm sure it's going to finish at some point. My goal, obviously, is to make it stop this week and hopefully get a second one. But it is also nice to see some of those first-time major winners that maybe deserved it for a while and are getting their own."