Sergio García

Sergio García
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Personal information
Full name Sergio García Fernández
Nickname El Niño
Born (1980-01-09) 9 January 1980 (age 37)
Borriol, Castellón, Spain
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality   Spain
Residence Borriol, Castellón, Spain
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Career
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) European Tour (joined 1999)
PGA Tour (joined 1999)
Professional wins 31
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 10
European Tour 13
Asian Tour 5
Other 5
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament Won: 2017
U.S. Open T3: 2005
The Open Championship 2nd/T2: 2007, 2014
PGA Championship 2nd/T2: 1999, 2008
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1999
Vardon Trophy 2008
Byron Nelson Award 2008

Sergio García Fernández (pronounced  [ˈseɾxjo ɣaɾˈθi.a feɾˈnandeθ]; [1] born 9 January 1980) is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. García has won 31 international tournaments as a professional, most notably the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters Tournament. [2] Garcia is also the Chairman of Spanish football team CF Borriol.

García has spent much of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, including over 300 weeks in the top 10 between 2000 and 2009, and over 400 weeks in the top 10 in total. [3] [4] García reached his highest career ranking, 2nd, after winning the HSBC Champions tournament in November 2008. García has achieved career earnings of more than US$43 million. As a player, he is noted for strong iron play and accuracy. In the Ryder Cup, García competed in eight of the nine matches playing during his professional career cumulatively earning 22.5 points during those matches.

Early career

García began playing golf at the age of three and was taught by his father, Victor, who is a club professional. García won his club championship at age 12. Four years later, he set a record as the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event, the 1995 Turespaña Open Mediterranea. This record was broken by amateur Jason Hak in November 2008 at the UBS Hong Kong Open, beating García's record by 107 days. In 1995, García became the youngest player to win the European Amateur. He followed that with a win in the Boys Amateur Championship in 1997. He won a professional tournament, the 1997 Catalan Open as an amateur. In 1998, he won The Amateur Championship and reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Amateur. [5] and finished second in the 1998 Argentine Open, being the low amateur and winning the Pereira Iraola Cup.

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