With over 400 weeks of his Professional Career spent in the World Top 10 rankings Sergio is one of the most popular golfers in the world, known for his passionate celebrations and devastating iron play. Garcia started golf at a young age, winning his Club Championship at just 12 he enjoyed a successful amateur career becoming the youngest player (at the time) to make the cut at a European Tour event.
Garcia turned professional in 1999 after shooting the lowest amateur score in the Masters that year and it wasn't long before he won his first European Tour title at just his 6th attempt, winning the 1999 Irish Open. That same year would see him go 1 on 1 with a prolific Tiger Woods at the '99 PGA Championship, a title Woods would win but a performance that would bring Sergio to prominence in the world of golf. In '99 he would break another record, becoming the youngest player ever to compete in a Ryder Cup. Sergio would go on to capture his first win on the PGA Tour in 2001. Over the year Garcia would add a further 5 PGA Tour wins before winning his biggest title to date in '08 with a victory at The Players Championship. The Spaniard is undoubtedly one of the most talented players on the planet but until recently it was his record at Major Championships that was the biggest talking point.
After 4 runner up spots as well as 22 Top 10 finishes at Majors, that elusive first Major was starting to look like it would never come, it would be at the Masters in Augusta that Sergio would change that. A tense final round where he would go head to head with fellow TMaG Professional Justin Rose went to a playoff where Sergio had a putt on the first playoff hole to capture his first Major, he missed and the tournament continued to a second playoff hole. After a great tee shot Sergio then found himself in a better position on the green than Rose and the Spaniard didn't miss a second time, his putt dropping in off the left edge of the cup to Sergio's delight and allowing one of the world's most popular golfers to win the coveted Green Jacket but more importantly his first Major Title.