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Sergio García

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
Spain
Spanish

Why Famous: Won the US Masters in 2017.

Born: January 9, 1980
Birthplace: Borriol, Castellón, Spain
Age: 41 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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