After finishing level with Rickie Fowler on 15-under, Garcia told Sky Sports News: "Everybody looks at you as second and they want to make it a negative. Not at all.
"I felt like I played well. I felt like I did almost everything I could and there was a better player. It's as simple as that.
"Obviously there's some negative things and obviously my bogey on 15 is not nice, but I try to look at the positives. There's always a lot more positives than negatives and that to me is where I want to take it."
Garcia previously finished second at the tournament in 2007.