Sergio Garcia US Masters Golfers

Sergio Garcia loves to ruffle feathers, and although he proved his ability at the 2007 British Open, he is not one of the most popular men on the circuit. His Spanish nickname “El Nino” captures the tempestuous nature of the man.
Garcia has not won a Major, but came very close in 2007 when he pushed Padraig Harrington to a playoff at the Open at Carnoustie. He lost to the Irishman by one stroke. Garcia has consistently shown an ongoing fragility when in contention in the final round, but at the Open he changed all that and his ball striking remained full-blooded on the difficult back nine.
He initially accepted defeat gracefully but then regressed to sarcasm and self-pity at the press conference. Critics claim this reaction only emphasises the fact that his focus is negative and on being a victim. A true champion thinks of accountability and optimism. They have the ‘right stuff’ – they swallow the pain of defeat, congratulate the winner and resolve to do better the next time out.
The 27-year-old is undoubtedly a world-class player although he has been winless on both tours since 2005. He has seen his biggest successes at the Ryder Cup and holds an impressive career record of 14-3-3.
Sergio Garcia – US Masters golfer? He has the technical skill to claim the Masters, but does he really want the coveted Green Jacket?
In a recent interview he was asked what the Masters meant to him:
“It meant more at the beginning, but it’s kind of gone down a little bit the last few years because they use too many tricks at Augusta National. Not so much the greens, not making it longer all the time. More the setup. They cut the fairways into the grain so you don’t get any roll. The whole front 9 is firm, then you get to the 10th, and all of a sudden the fairway is soft and you get a mudball in the valley. You hit a perfect drive, but then you can’t control your second shot. I still like the course, but I’m more suited for the Opens.”
The man, who Sergio Garcia once referred to as “like a 12-year-old on acid”, has claimed six PGA Tour victories and ten international victories. His best finishes in the Majors are:

  • Masters – T:4 – 2004
  • US Open – T:3 – 2005
  • British Open – T:5 – 2005 & 2006
  • PGA Championship – Runner-up 1999