Sergio Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergio Garcia turned professional in 1999. Since then the Spaniard has gone on to win 8 PGA Tour titles and 11 European Tour titles, but he is still looking for his first major.

Birthday 09/01/1980

Birthplace Castellon, Spain

Official World Golf Ranking 11th

Height 5 ft, 10 in

Best Results in Majors
Masters – 4th (2004)
US Open – 3rd (2005)
Open Championship –2nd (2007/2014)
PGA Championship – 2nd (2008)

Garcia has come very close on numerous occasions to winning a major championship. In 1999, Garcia was still a teenager when he came runner-up to Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship and then he won his first three Ryder Cup games just one month later. He broke onto the professional scene in a prolific fashion.

The Spaniard finished in the top 10 in all four majors in 2002 and he was the only player to do so.

In 2007, the Spaniard perhaps came the closest he will ever come to winning a major. Garcia had a 10 foot putt on the 18th hole to win the British Open at Carnoustie but missed, giving Padraig Harrington a chance to win via a sudden death playoff, which he duly took advantage of.

Just a year later, Harrington took another major off him again, this time in the PGA Championship. This brilliant battle stirred memories of their Open play-off back in 2007. Garcia finished on 1-under-par for the tournament, two shots off the Irishman.

Garcia then finished runner-up for the third time at the 2014 British Open Championship to Rory McIlroy. He made a valiant effort in the final round to catch the formidable Northern Irishman, birdying two of the last three holes to finish a 6-under-par round. The Spaniard finished on 15-under-par with Rickie Fowler.

However, Garcia’s Ryder Cup record is to be truly admired. He has competed in seven Ryder Cups for Europe and has won five of them.

 

Although there are a number of unique elements in the Sergio Garcia swing sequence, it is his set-up position that stands out the most. You can see his hips nicely below his shoulders, and the right shoulder is set below the left – it’s almost like a perfect computer generated…