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Garcia Masters his Game

  •  Garcia Masters his Game

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  •  Garcia Masters his Game

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: (L-R) Danny Willett of England smiles alongside Sergio Garcia of Spain during the Green Jacket ceremony after Garcia won in a playoff during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  •  Garcia Masters his Game

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: (L-R) Danny Willett of England congratulates Sergio Garcia of Spain during the Green Jacket ceremony after Garcia won in a playoff during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  •  Garcia Masters his Game

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain embraces fiancee Angela Akins in celebration after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


18 years, 74 attempts, 5 million swings and some 10 zillion putts later, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia has won his first Major championship - the 2017 US Masters.

To some the game is as thrilling as watching paint dry and akin to hitting  a pea with a tooth pick but Golf is great if you're a Spaniard. 

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 A pro at 18 years of age and touted as a multiple winner of Major trophies, Garcia was runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 1999 PGA Championship, lost a playoff to Padraig Harrington in the 2007 British Open and in 2014 he was runner-up in a Major for a fourth time, this time to Rory McIlroy in the British Open.   


Woods went on to win 14 Majors, while Sergio stagnated. He lipped the cup, found the rough and just couldn't cut it. It's not surprising that he said  "in 13 years, I've come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place."

If you're  still in therapy after witnessing the Great White Shark's implosion at Augusta in 1996, demons were excised somewhat in 2013 when Adam Scott won at Augusta but since then Aussie successes have been lean on the greens.

All the more reason to take up flamenco dancing, reach for the sangria and celebrate a victory that was a long time in the making.





Serge to the front Sergio for you've put hope into the heart and swing of this  weekend hacker hoping to drive, chip and put a path to glory.

To top it off, Garcia's glory occurred on the day that  would have been the 60th birthday of fellow countryman and boyhood idol Seve Ballesteros. Nice 

Vamos you good old thing



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