Who's who in golf - Sergio Garcia

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Name: - Sergio García
Country: - Spain
Born : - Jan 9, 1980 in Borriol, Castellón, Spain.
Original Home/Club: - Club de Campo del Mediterraneo, Castellón.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1999
Web Address: - http://www.sergiogarcia.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - TaylorMade, Adidas, Omega.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Masters Tournament (2017). British Amateur champion (1998). Ryder Cup player (1999, 2002, '04, '06, '08, '12, '14, '16). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and other international tours. European Tour Rookie of the Year (1999).

Did you know?

El Niño as he is sometimes known, is one of the established stars of world golf, as much at home on the US PGA Tour as on the European Tour. He began playing golf aged three, and was taught by his father Victor, who was a club professional in Spain.

In 2017 aged 37, Garcia was overjoyed to shed the title of "richest golfer without a major". Playing in his 74th start in a major, he beat England's Justin Rose with a birdie at the first playoff hole to win the Masters Tournament in dramatic style. As a veteran of many Ryder Cup campaigns, Garcia struck-up memorable foursome and fourball partnerships over the years with Jesper Parnevik, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Jose Maria Olzabal.

Top tournaments won by Sergio Garcia

2017Men EuropeAndalucia MastersValderrama272 (-12)€333,330
Played as the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation (Oct 19-22; for first time since 2011). Second-placed Joost Luiten (Neth) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner, defending champion (from 2011) and tournament host Garcia (Esp). [Real (Royal) Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
2017Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC269 (-19)€410,224
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 2-5; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Garcia (Esp), who claimed his 12th European Tour title. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2017Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.30n/a
Garcia (Esp) recorded the lowest 2017 season-long stroke average on the European Tour. Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with 69.68; Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) was third with 69.72.
2017Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National279 (-9)$1,980,000
The Masters Tournament (81st) (April 6-9). Garcia (Esp) beat Justin Rose (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to claim his first major championship win in his 74th start in a major. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2016Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas265 (-15)$1,314,000
Played as the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. Garcia (Esp) beat Brooks Koepka (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
2015Men AsiaHo Tram OpenBluffs, Ho Tram Strip270 (-14)US$270,000
Played as the inaugural Ho Tram Open (Dec 3-6; Asian Tr event). Garcia (Esp) beat Himmat Rai (India) with a par at the second playoff hole. Thaworn Wiratchant (Thai) and Lin Wen-tang (Taiw) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, Vung Tau, nr Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam].
2014Men EuropeQatar MastersDoha GC272 (-16)€305,232
Played as the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Garcia (Esp) beat Mikko Ilonen (Fin) at the third playoff hole. [Doha GC, Qatar].
2013Men AsiaThailand Ch'shipAmata Spring CC266 (-22)US$180,000
Played as the Thailand Golf Championship (Dec 12-15; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Garcia (Esp), who claimed his fourth Asian Tour win. [Amata Spring CC, Bangkok, Thailand].
2012Men AsiaJohor OpenHorizon Hills198 (-18)US$317,000
Played as the Iskandar Johor Open (Asian Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Jonathan Moore (USA) finished 3 shots behind Garcia (Esp), both players scoring 11-under par 61s in the final round. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Horizon Hills G&CC, Johor Bahru, Malaysia].
2012Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC262 (-18)$936,000
Played as the Wyndham Championship. Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Garcia (Esp). A Monday finish was required following heavy rain on Sunday. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
2011Men EuropeAndalucia MastersValderrama278 (-6)€500,000
Played as the Andalucía Masters (Oct 27-30; for the last time until 2017). Second-placed Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Garcia (Esp), who recorded back-to-back European Tour wins, both on home soil. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
2011Men EuropeCastello MastersMediterraneo257 (-27)€333,330
Played as the Castello Masters. Second-placed Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Esp) finished 11 shots behind runaway winner Garcia (Esp), who was playing at his home club.
2008Men EuropeCastello MastersMediterraneo264€333,330
Played as the inaugural Castello Masters Costa Azahar. Second-placed Peter Hedblom (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Garcia (Esp). A home win for Garcia, playing on the course where he grew up and where his father is still the Golf Professional.
2008Men AsiaHSBC ChampionsSheshan Intl.274 (-14)US$833,300
Played as the HSBC Champions (Nov 7-10; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; 2009 European Tr season; in 2009 played as the first WGC-HSBC Champions). Garcia (Esp) beat Oliver Wilson (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2008Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.12n/a
Garcia (Esp) won his first PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Phil Mickelson (USA) was second with 69.12; Anthony Kim (USA) was third with 69.28.
2008Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr69.12n/a
Garcia (Esp) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Phil Mickelson (USA) was second with 69.17; Padraig Harrington (Ire) was third with 69.28.
2008Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass283 (-5)$1,710,000
Played as The Players Championship. Garcia (Esp) beat Paul Goydos (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
2005Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre270 (-14)€283,330
Played as the Omega European Masters. Second-placed Peter Gustafsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Garcia (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
2005Men AmericaKemper OpenCongressional CC270 (-14)$900,000
Played as the Booz Allen Classic. Second-placed Ben Crane (USA), Davis Love III (USA) and Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Garcia (Esp). [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
2005Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.68n/a
Garcia (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with 69.75; Colin Montgomrie (Scot) was third with 69.83.
2004Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas270 (-10)$1,044,000
Played as the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Garcia (Esp) beat Dudley Hart (USA) and Robert Damron (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. First two rounds also used the resort's Cottonwood Valley course].
2004Men EuropeMallorca OpenPula GC268€166,660
Played as the Mallorca Classic. Second-placed Simon Khan (Eng) finished 4-shots behind Garcia (Esp). This was Garcia's 5th European Tour win and his first in Europe for 2 years.
2004Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC272 (-12)$945,000
Played as the Buick Classic. Garcia (Esp) beat Rory Sabbatini (RSA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. Padraig Harrington (Ire) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
2003Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC274$1,200,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Garcia (Esp) beat Retief Goosen (RSA) at the 1st extra hole of a sudden-death play-off.
2002Men AsiaKorea OpenHanyang CC265 (-23)
Played as the Kolon Cup Korean Open (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Wook-soon Kang (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Garcia (Esp). [Hanyang CC, Goyang, nr Seoul, S Korea].
2002Men EuropeSpanish OpenEl Cortijo275 (-13)€287,000
Played as the Canarias Open de Espana. Second-placed Emanuele Canonica (Ita) finished 4 shots behind Garcia (Esp). [El Cortijo CC, Telde, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands].
2002Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort274 (-18)$720,000
Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 3-6; PGA Tour season opener). Garcia (Esp) beat David Toms (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2001Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex267 (-13)$720,000
Played as the MasterCard Colonial. Second-placed Brian Gay (USA) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Garcia (Esp). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
2001Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC268$2,000,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Victory against Els in a play-off meant the 21-year old Garcia, recorded a score of 21-under par (including the one play-off hole) in the 21st Nedbank Golf Challenge.
2001Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC268 (-16)$630,000
Played as the Buick Classic. Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 3 shots behind Garcia (Esp). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
2001Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche266€239,782
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 1-shot behind Garcia (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1999Men EuropeGerman MastersGut Larchenhof277 (-11)€291,700
Played as the Linde German Masters. Garcia (Esp) beat Padraig Harrington (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Ian Woosnam (Wales) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].
1999Men EuropeIrish OpenDruids Glen268 (-16)€233,320
Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Angel Cabrera (Arg) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Garcia (Esp). [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].
1999Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr€1,317,693see Score
Garcia (Esp) won the European Tour 1999 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. 19 year-old Garcia finished third on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €1,317,693.
1998Men AmateurBritish AmateurMuirfield7 & 6n/a
The Amateur Championship (103rd). Garcia (Esp) beat Craig Williams (Wales) 7 and 6 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1997Men AmateurBritish Amateur (Boys)Saunton6 & 5amateur
Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Garcia (Esp) beat Richard Jones (Eng) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final match. [East course, Saunton GC, nr Braunton, North Devon].
1995Men AmateurEuropean AmateurEl Prat276 (-12)amateur
Played as the European Amateur Championship. Second-placed Mattias Eliasson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 15-year-old Garcia (Esp). David Howell (Eng) was 1 shot further back in third place. [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].
1994Men AmateurJunior Open Championshipamateur
Played as the inaugural Junior Open Championship. Won by Garcia (Esp).


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