Sergio Garcia Wins The Masters 2017: Beats Justin Rose

By Earnest Jones , The Goldwater · 04-10-2017
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Sergio Garcia, the 37 year-old-golfer beat England’s Justin Rose on the first hole of a playoff. This was the 74th major in which Garcia has competed, the most of anyone without many victories. However, he pointed out in humor, that all the uncertainty was finally over, adding that he’s now the best player to have won only one major.

During the post-victory jubilation, Sergio was very frank. However, he recently expressed his uncertainty in winning the Augusta, adding that he did not like it so much. Sergio made a statement reflecting on the calls that made his so bitter. He emphasized that he made the wrong decision by trying to fight against something that he really couldn’t fight.

Sergio Garcia secured victory in the 2017 Masters in a dramatic playoff to clinch the first major. Justin Rose came in second in the Masters.

Sergio said that when he first went to Augusta as an amateur in 1999, he felt like the course was probably going to give him at least one major. However, he revealed that the thought changed through the years, as he started feeling uncomfortable in Augusta.

Garcia also revealed that he gradually came to peace with it the last three or four years and he accepted what Augusta gives and takes. As a result, he attributed his current victory to the acceptance of what Augusta is. Garcia looked up to the heavens thanked Ballesteros, who died six years ago, as he was receiving the trophy.

Sergio is getting married this year to his fiancée, Angela Akins, and he gave credit to her influence. He also paid tribute to Rose and revealed that the Englishman told him when they hugged on the 18th green and told him that he deserved the victory.

Justin Rose was second runner-up Masters placing in three years. Rose said that he is going to win the tournament one day, adding that he’s been in the last group a couple of times and shot 14-under when Jordan Spieth won. Rose acknowledged that Garcia deserved the victory.

SOURCE: https://www.yahoo.com/news/sergio-garcia-pays-tribute-severiano-015940321.html

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