Sergio García

Golfer Sergio García
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Profession: Golfer


Biography: Sergio García Fernández is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

García turned professional in 1999 at the age of 19. He won his first tournament, the Catalonian Open, that same year. García has gone on to win 32 tournaments around the world, including 10 on the PGA Tour and 9 on the European Tour. He has also been a runner-up in majors championship tournaments on five occasions.

García's best year on the PGA Tour came in 2008, when he won The Players Championship and the Byron Nelson Championship. He has finished in the top-10 of the world golf rankings on several occasions, reaching a career-high of No. 2 in 2008.

Born: January 9, 1980
Birthplace: Borriol, Castellón, Spain
Age: 43 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1999-08-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd major by 1 stroke from Spaniard Sergio Garcia
  • 2007-05-13 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Phil Mickelson wins by 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sergio García of Spain; event played in May for the first time
  • 2007-07-22 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Irishman Pádraig Harrington beats Sergio García of Spain by 1 in a 4-hole aggregate playoff to claim his first major championship; first Irishman to win the Open in 60 years
  • 2008-05-11 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Sergio García of Spain claims the biggest win of his career to date in a sudden-death playoff over American Paul Goydos
  • 2008-08-10 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington wins his second straight major by 2 shots from Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis
  • 2014-07-20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • 2015-05-10 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff
  • 2017-04-09 81st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Spaniard Sergio García beats Justin Rose of England in a sudden-death playoff, after they completed 72 holes at -9; Garcia's 1st major title in his 74th attempt
  • 2018-09-30 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½

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