Sergio Garcia on Masters victory: "I was just screaming"

Toni Houston
April 15, 2017

Spain's Garcia, at 37, is a year older than Rose, who is British.

"I feel bad I went so downhill while Rickie was still in it there, because it is tough when you don't see a ball go in the hole", said Spieth.

"Because of where my head was at, sometimes I did think about whether I am ever going to win one", Garcia admitted, the indelible smile still etched on his face. "Yeah, I don't think I helped him whatsoever on the round". So it did cross my mind.

"I think life has a goal for all of us". In a photo finish, Sergio Garcia won his first major with a birdie in a playoff.

By Sunday, Rose and Garcia were pairing up as the last group out on the course, a rivalry that goes back to junior days, and the crowd were entertained to a thrilling 18 holes.

Sergio Garcia finally showed he has what it takes to win a major, and he has a green jacket to prove it.

As he trudged off the 18th green, he received a passionate "come on!" from his fiancee Akins.

Garcia's victory came on what would have been the 60th birthday of his late hero Severiano Ballesteros, who died of brain cancer in 2011.

"I don't know, I guess Angela and I have to talk about that", he laughed. Garcia turned with arms to his side, blew a kiss to the crowd and then crouched down and slammed his fist into the turf of the green. With Antonio Brown locked up now for the long-term, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announcing that he would be returning next season, the Steelers may have what it take to dethrone the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the AFC.

"I don't know if it hasn't sunk in or something but it doesn't feel that different".

He said: "If there's anyone to lose to, it's Sergio".

"He deserves it as much as anyone out here". "He's had his fair share of heartbreak".

It's been almost two decades of no major wins, until Garcia rallied late to make up a two-shot deficit with six holes left Sunday.

The two par-fives on the back nine proved pivotal, with Garcia making a clutch seven-footer to save par at the 13th before Rose missed a six-footer that would have taken him three clear.

This seemed to bring Garcia to life and he followed that up with a birdie at 14 and an eagle at 15, putting both men on nine under with three holes to play.

Fowler made the turn at even par after a pair of birdies and bogeys. And he and his fans can be happy about that.

"I wish he could have been there with me", he said.

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