Sergio Garcia wins The Masters
This is one of the most special times of the year. The playoffs for the NHL and NBA are about to being, baseball season has begun, and even March Madness is finally over. But one of the most underrated tournaments ever has just concluded, the Masters. The Masters is arguably the biggest golf tournament in history. Augusta National has been the home of the magical tournament for 57 years.
The past couple of tournaments have been amazing, and this year did not disappoint. World number one Dustin Johnson, had to withdraw from the event due to hurting his back the day before the tournament began. It was a huge blow, but he has won his past three tournaments he has played so for the field, it’s a sigh of relief. The second favorite to win the tournament was the second ranked player in the world, Jordan Spieth. Spieth has only played the Masters three times, but has gone second, first, and second. Last year he had the lead before a quadruple-bogey put him in second to the eventual runner-up, Danny Willett. The third ranked player in the world, Jason Day, made his return from about a three-week absence due to going back to Australia to be with his mother who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Heading into the final round, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose were tied for the lead at -6. Fan favorites Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth were in the hunt, which meant it was going to be a fun day. Garcia and Rose pulled away with a great start to round, while Fowler and Spieth slowly took themselves out of contention. Rose and Garcia were tied at -9 heading into the final hole, but neither could pull the win off. The first playoff hole was the decider, as Rose hit his tee shot into the trees and struggled to put any pressure on Garcia.
This was Garcia’s first ever win in a major.