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Sergio Garcia pips Justin Rose to win at Masters 2017 Augusta

Monday, 10 April 2017 :  Spain’s Sergio Garcia ended his long wait for a first major title with a thrilling play-off win over England’s Justin Rose at the Masters.

Both players finished on nine under par after 72 holes, setting up a sudden-death play-off on the 18th.

Garcia, 37, holed a birdie putt for victory after his European Ryder Cup team-mate could only manage a bogey.

Charl Schwartzel was third on six under with England’s Paul Casey and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in the top 10.

Jordan Spieth, one of the pre-tournament favourites, and fellow American Rickie Fowler both capitulated on the final day.

Spieth, champion in 2015, signed for a three-over-par 75, while playing partner Fowler carded a 76 to finish tied in 11th on one under.

Garcia finally won one of golf’s four majors – the Masters, the Open Championship, the US Open and the US PGA Championship – at his 74th attempt after 22 previous top-10 finishes

He became the third Spaniard to win the Masters – after Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal – on what would have been the 60th birthday of Ballesteros, who died in 2011.

Source : internet

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