By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Sergio Garcia has made a birdie on the first playoff hole to win The Masters in Augusta, Ga. He shot 1-under-par to win the historic event.
This is his 10th career win. He’s also the third Spaniard to win the event.This is Garcia’s first career Major after four previously runner-up finishes. This was also his second career playoff, as he previously lost The Open Championship in 2007.
Both of the other two Spaniards have won the event twice. Seve Ballesteros won the event in 1980 and 1983.
José María Olazábal won the event in 1994 and 1999. Garcia won the event on what would have been Ballesteros’ 60th birthday.
Garcia and Justin Rose were tied at -9 following the completion of their 18th hole. This is Rose’s second runner-up finish at this event, as he was also the second-place finisher in 2015 to Jordan Speith.
Garcia had two birdies on the first nine holes. Then, on the back nine, he bogeyed the holes on 10 and 11.
He had to roar back with birdies on 14 and an Eagle on 15 to get back in the picture with Rose.
Rose, who re-took the lead at the 16th hole, lost the lead on the 17th hole. He had a bogey on this hole, as he needed five shots to complete the hole.
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