Sergio Garcia can no longer be called one of the best golfers to not have won a major. Garcia missed a chance to win the 81st Masters in regulation, then birdied the 18th hole in a one-hole playoff to beat Justin Rose.
The 37-year-old Garcia shot a final-round 69 and finished with a 9-under-par 279 total, winning the $1.98 million top prize. After 73 majors, Garcia got the monkey off of his back to win.
It didn’t come easy though. Garcia had bogeys on holes 10 and 11 and had to scramble for a par on the par-5 13th
Garcia then birdied number-14 to pull to within a shot. He eagled the par-5 15th to pull into a tie with Rose. [Read more…]