Sergio Wins First Masters On Seve’s Birthday
Yesterday [Sunday] it was a thrilling Round of Golf. Sergio Garcia led the Field most of the day. He went back and forth with Justin Rose on the Leader Board. At times they were 8 under par. They were the final pairing at the Masters. Sergio Garcia played extremely well and made a come back at the 15th hole. Ultimately he won it in a playoff, securing his first Major in 74 starts, his 19th appearance at the Masters. One of the longest droughts by a Pro Golfer on the PGA Tour. He became only the third Spaniard to win it in the 82nd History of the Masters.
It all started on hole 5, where Sergio had a streak of 14 out of 15 consecutive greens in regulation. He was just playing really well. Garcia was hitting the greens and putting below the hole. Sergio made two birdies on the front 9 which kept him on pace with Justin Rose who bogeyed the 5th hole but birdied the 6th, 7th, and 8th hole. On the back 9 Sergio made a few mistakes bogeying the 10th and 11th hole. It was very uncharacteristic of him this weekend for the Tournament. At that point Justin Rose was leading the Field. Sergio had to make up a few strokes for a come back and that is just what he did. At the 14th hole he had a great shot on the green and he made birdie. But the most memorable shot of all had to be on the 15th hole, where he landed on the fringe of the green and putted it in for eagle. It was a spectacular shot and it made him 9 under for the Tournament. He went on to par the next three holes, and finished with a 69 on the day.
Justin Rose on the other hand bogeyed the 17th hole which ended up forcing a playoff, as both players made par on the 18th which tied it. The playoff started on the 18th hole again and it would determine the best golfer as they were playing now stroke for stroke. Sergio Garcia hit a blistering drive down the fairway for his first stroke of the playoff. Justin Rose ended up hitting his Tee shot into the Georgia Pines, which made the hole that much more difficult for him. Sergio managed to get on the green in two and it looked like he had the make or break putt. Though he wasn’t going to let this win slip out of his fingers. He went on to birdie the final hole icing it and winning it all, at Augusta. It was simply a fantastic way to end the Masters and to put it simply it was just a good day of Golf. Congrats Sergio on your Masters win.