Garcia wins Masters in playoff
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 3:03
On the first extra hole, Garcia made birdie while Rose had a bogey.
Sergio Garcia has won the Masters.
Garcia responded with a wonderful approach to the green that had the crowd roaring, they sensed it was his time and indeed despite a good shot onto the green from Rose it was Garcia's time as his opponent had to settle for a bogey.
Garcia went onto bogey Nos. Garcia quickly took a two-stroke lead with birdies on Nos.
Justin Rose of England and Sergio Garcia of Spain look on from the 12th tee during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Garcia made the early running, with two birdies in the first three roles as Rose maintained his steady pace, eventually catching up as the pair reached the end of the front nine eight under.
But Rose started a run of three straight birdies at the sixth to quickly erase the deficit. 6, 7 and 8 to tie Garcia at 8 under going into the back nine.
Congratulations to Garcia on his first major title, and thanks to Rose for making a cool moment just a little bit cooler. Rose put his third to within 14 feet.
Garcia, playing in his 71st consecutive major, was quick to take advantage, rolling in a short birdie to go seven-under, while Rose, who is looking for a Green Jacket to go with his Olympic gold medal parred the opening hole. But he's three shots ahead of Rickie Fowler, four clear of Charley Hoffman and five up on Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Paul Casey.
All Garcia had to do was two putt.