And it wasn’t just seeing a player who produces some of the most solid strikes and tightest ball flights ever heard or seen, and who now has 28 official worldwide victories, getting a title that will allow his name to live more prominently in golf history.It also went beyond nostalgia for the boyish iteration of El Niño who charmed the world with his scissor-kick at Medinah during the 1999 PGA Championship.
In 13 years I've come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place." Now he has proved himself wrong. I felt the calmest I've ever felt on a major Sunday and even after making a couple of bogeys I was still very positive, and hit some really good shots coming in and I'm so happy.
"It's been such a long time coming and I thought I had it on 18," Garcia said before receiving his green jacket from 2016 champion Danny Willett. "It's amazing to do it on Seve's 60th birthday and to join him and (Jose Maria) Olazabal, my two idols in golf, it's something amazing.
A month later he finished second in the US PGA Championship at the age of 19, but had since recorded a further 21 top-10 finishes without claiming a maiden major title.
And after finishing 12th at Augusta in 2012, Garcia told Spanish reporters: "'I'm not good enough.
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Sergio Garcia of Spain embraces fiancee Angela Akins in celebration after defeating Justin Rose on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.