Player Profile – Sergio Garcia

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(Last Updated On: December 14, 2016)

This is the Player Profile of Sergio Garcia, the Spanish professional golfer. Get all the important details about him in this profile.

Player Profile – Sergio Garcia

Player Profile – Sergio Garcia

Basic Details of Sergio Garcia

Full Name: Sergio Garcia Fernandez

Nick Name: El Nino

Date of Birth: 9th January, 1980

Place of Birth: Borriol, Castellon, Spain

Residence: Borriol, Castellon, Spain and Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Height: 5ft 10in (1.78m)

Nationality: Spain

Professional Details about Sergio Garcia

Turned Pro: 1999

Tours Plays for: European Tour and PGA Tour

Best Performance in Majors

  • Masters – T4 2004
  • US Open – T3 2005
  • The Open Championship – 2nd/T2 2007, 2014
  • PGA Championship – 2nd/T2 1999, 2008

Other Important Awards and Achievements of Sergio Garcia

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year – 1999

Vardon Trophy – 2008

Byron Nelson Award – 2008

Early and Personal Life of Sergio Garcia

At the age of 3 Sergio Garcia’s father started teaching him golf. His father, Victor Garcia was also a professional golfer in Madrid, Spain. Sergio Garcia won his first ever junior club championship at the age of 12 and suddenly became a star in Spain. Just four years later that is at the age of 16 Garcia made the cut at the Turespana Open Mediterranea, which was the European Tour event and became the youngest ever to do so. In 1999 Sergio Garcia won the Amateur Championship and decided to turn pro

Professional Career of Sergio Garcia

After turning pro in the year 1999, the first ever tournament Garcia played was the 1999 Masters Tournament in which he shoot the lowest amateur score. Since turning pro he plays both the European and PGA tours and till today he has won 20 international tournaments which include The Players Championship in 2008. Between 2000 and 2009 Sergio Garcia remained in the Top 10 rankings of golf, which was over 300 weeks. His career high ranking was 2 after he won the HSBC Champions tournament in the year 2008.

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Apart from these professional achievements, Sergio Garcia was also part of the European Ryder Cup winning team of 1999-2002-2004-2006-2008 and 2014 with an impressive record of 16-8-4.

Endorsements by Sergio Garcia

  • TaylorMade-Adidas Golf
  • Adidas Shoes and Clothing

The Sergio Garcia Quote

We will have him around every night, we will serve fried Chicken

When asked about what if he has Tiger Woods around for dinner at the US Open in 2013

Player Profile – Sergio Garcia
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