Now that he’s finally got the monkey off his back, who knows what we’ll see from Garcia this weekend?
The Spanish star who many thought would be a worthy rival to Tiger Woods finally won a major at the age of 37. Garcia came through with a victory for the ages in a sudden-death overtime win over Justin Rose at Augusta.
Sergio Garcia is your 2017 Masters champion! pic.twitter.com/wgprvXsZ02
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) April 9, 2017
In 10 events played this year on the PGA Tour, Garcia has made it to the weekend all 10 times. He has finished in the top 25 seven times and has one other top-10 finish in addition to his Masters win. He also won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour this past February.
In 17 career appearances in the U.S. Open, Garcia has made the cut 15 times. His best finish came back in 2005 when he finished in a tie for third place, and he finished in a tie for fifth place last year. Needless to say, we’ll be more surprised if Garcia isn’t a factor than if he ends up challenging for his second straight major title.