• Age
    38
  • Turned Pro
    1999
  • Previous Opens
    22

Sergio Garcia

Garcia
After 73 majors without a win, starting as a 16-year-old amateur in The Open in 1996, Sergio Garcia finally achieved his dream with a play-off victory over Justin Rose at the 2017 Masters on what would have been the 60th birthday of Seve Ballesteros.

Qualification

Sergio Garcia is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Garcia
  • 1996

    open debut

  • 2nd 2007

    Best Open Finish

  • He is president of fourth-tier Spanish football club CF Borriol

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Sergio at the open in pictures

After 73 majors without a win, starting as a 16-year-old amateur in The Open in 1996, Sergio Garcia finally achieved his dream with a play-off victory over Justin Rose at the 2017 Masters on what would have been the 60th birthday of Seve Ballesteros.

Sergio Garcia 

It followed 22 major top-ten finishes, with two of his four second places coming at The Open.

Garcia also became the record points-scorer in Ryder Cup history when he won three of his four games in Europe’s triumph in September 2018. 

Winner of The Amateur Championship of 1998, Garcia was still a teenager when he was runner-up to Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship and when he became the youngest-ever Ryder Cup player a month later. 

He lost a play-off to Padraig Harrington at Carnoustie in 2007, was denied by the Dubliner again at the 2008 PGA Championship and then by Rory McIlroy at Hoylake in 2014. 

His triumph at Augusta in 2017 was his tenth success on American soil, no fewer than six of them coming in play-offs. 

He won his 15th European Tour title in October 2018, after making his ninth Ryder Cup appearance the previous month. 

Garcia stood second in the world rankings behind Woods after his success at the HSBC Champions in 2008, the same season that he lifted the Players Championship.

Qualification

Sergio Garcia is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2017
T37
73
69
68
72
282
2
Royal Troon 2016
T5
68
70
73
69
280
-4
St Andrews 2015
T6
70
69
68
70
277
-11
Royal Liverpool 2014
T2
68
70
69
66
273
-15
Muirfield 2013
T21
75
73
68
75
291
7
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
M/C
72
72
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2011
T9
70
70
74
68
282
2
St Andrews 2010
T14
71
71
70
72
284
-4
Turnberry 2009
T38
70
69
76
71
286
-
Royal Birkdale 2008
51
72
73
74
78
297
-
Carnoustie 2007
2
65
71
68
73
277
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
5
68
71
65
73
277
-
St Andrews 2005
5
70
69
69
73
281
-
Royal Troon 2004
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2003
10
73
71
70
74
288
-
Muirfield 2002
8
71
69
71
69
280
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
9
70
72
67
70
279
-
St Andrews 2000
36
68
69
73
76
286
-
Carnoustie 1999
M/C
89
83
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1998
29
69
75
76
72
292
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C

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